Thursday, March 26, 2009

First Ride Of Spring

I had the opportunity to get out this weekend and ride my bike for the first time in six weeks. As I have recently discovered, Mr. Motorcycle and I share the same occupation. I work in the insurance industry specializing in catastrophe work. I mention this because my work schedule is what has kept me off the two wheeler for such a long stretch. I got to spend a good chunk of the last several weeks bouncing around a few states for my job.

However, Saturday I got to ride over to a buddy's place and we put the bikes up on the lift and did a full service. We got all the fluids changed, new filter, checked primary chain adjustment, belt tension, greased the steering head bearings, etc., etc. Today, I pulled her out and gave her a good wash and will get her nice and polished up this weekend.

The fatty is officially ready for riding season. Now I get to park her again and head to Austin to work a hail storm. Oh well, at least I got the first ride of spring in, and I may just get the second in before I leave.

Mr. Motorcycle, good luck in Fargo.
Fasthair, I took your advice and changed the background to color in my signature photo. I like it better that way.



B.B. said...

Glad you got out for your first Spring ride, I hope the second one isn't too far off.

Lady Ridesalot said...

Ditto what B.B. said. Hopefully, it's just the beginning of a great riding season. Enjoy!

fasthair said...

Mr. TRT: Header photo looks great! Hope your next ride doesn't have to wait as long as this one. Get the hop up done yet?


TRT said...


Not yet. Still researching parts. Leaning towards a Head Quarters 0034 cam, and doing the hydraulic roller chain conversion kit from HD in order to eliminate the cam chain tensioners that tend to explode around 30 thousand miles on the 06 and older twin cams. I'm also going to add a D&D Fat Cat 2 into 1 exhaust at that same time. Still saving the money and researching parts. Of course, those fat spoke wheels are tempting too. Who knows?