The Rat and Friend's road story's and rants..bikes, rides, roads, eats, place to go and places to stay..Bikes damn it..
Friday, April 24, 2009
Road trip, washing the bike wtf was I thinking..
Got the itch..got to do some hard road time..It was a hundred fucking degree's three days ago and now it cold with showers..Still got to do it..Take care of business early and decided I would wash the Shovel..guilt complex it has been getting whore baths and pig snot drenching's for way to long..I mean what the hell I get a shower once a month whether I need it or not..
I got to pick up some cycle wash..the stuff in blue can made in Denmark..Stop at one of the local shops..nada..Hit the Harley shop and all they have is S100..now I drink allot of Starbucks and know for a fact that a cup of Starbucks urine will do a better job than ten cans of that crap..and they want like $80 for a can..Off to Gary's forty miles away I know he has the good stuff..pull in and the sign on the door says gone to Laughlin be back Tuesday..Back up plan goes into effect..I got Purple Power and I can stop a Auto Zone and grab some Gunk degreaser,,eleven cans should do it..
Now I get to thinking on the way back to the shack..if I do wash the Shovel I might want to avoid the shift linkage..all that solid build up is what keeps it shift semi smooth I'm sure..The second thought is if you do wash it you know you will have the same oil stains by the time you get where ever your going..Now that changes the line of thought since I have four places I would like to end up all south of me..The only way I can decide where I might be going is to get to the turn off..what happens there will or should tell where I might be headed..Back to washing..I have been working hard on plugging the leaks..done good until I notice they just move..not as bad but there in a different place..the damn thing was designed to leak so I stopped trying to fix them..Just bought some more oil..So I got all the stuff, the days wasted and here I sit writing a blog..I'm going to go wash the damn critter..you all have a great day..ride free..or just ride..