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..

Rat..

11 comments:

mq01 said...

11 cans of degreaser? why 11?
so, no road trip? :(

Willy D said...

Yep, they leak. I found a way to keep the oil spots off my driveway; I got a ’07. So now I’ve got the time to rebuild my Shovel (again). Maybe I can get it down to a slow drip this time.

ratone said...

Let me explain..I know 11 cans sounds excessive..3 cans for the bike..8 cans to clean the sidewalk and gutter..last thing I want is the epa throwing me in the federal pen for dumping used motor oil in the city drains..must of been 6 or 8 quarts stuck up under the frame..Leaks are fixed..for now anyway..Dave get the shovel going..welcome to the blog..

ratone said...

Oh..two road trips..local, decided going south would mean getting caught up in the return clusterfuck from Laughlin..no thank you..North Fork and Auberry today..found some dirt up there in the pine tree's I wanna ride by..you know what it might end up being..Mariposa Sunday when I can have all day..wish you were here..make it allot more fun..

chessie said...

It takes me three cans to clean my '93 Evo...as for the sidewalk, I wash my bike in front of my neighbor's house...let him worry about the EPA...
(He sends his BIG ASSED dog to shit in my yard...turn round is only fair.)

The crap that dog leaves behind for me to run over with my lawnmower should be EPA outlawed too! I don't know what that fucker eats, but it must be from Chernoble...cuz it will glow in the dark!

Huh...I woulda just said screw it, as I do every weekend...and let the whore bath come back once more...and went for a ride. It's too nice to sit inside!

ratone said...

Had to wash the son of bitch to see if I fixed the oil leaks,,all leaks fixed, well almost one small drip from the bolt I broke off tightening the outer primary..and that one stays until I have to work on it..strange feeling parking the breast, going in and having lunch then coming out to find no large marking under it..I have to check the oil now..fair trade off I guess..

FLHX_Dave said...

I laughed my ass off when you went through the whole thought process of whether cleaning would make the leaks worse...been there.

ratone said...

Dave, got it a little warm coming off the hill Saturday..cold day at that, must of had something to do with throttle sag..Damn thing keeps falling back at me..more it fall the bigger I smile..more bugs I get and the less it costs for dinner..Back to the point..I think I have a small crack in the oil tank..JB wield is in it's future..Good thing with JB is when some lamer asks what it is I always say it must be a bugger and I wouldn't touch it..

click said...

I washed the bike the other day - unintentionally - forecast said 80% chance of rain - waited for it to stop, glanced at radar - hit the road - dry on the way out - way wet comin' back - 2 birds with 1 storm kinda thingie - bike got a bath, I got a shower - worked for me and - contrary to frappywhippedshitter belief - metrics and their riders do NOT melt in the wet

ratone said...

Damn a furry assed BON whore..Shit Roo I figured the drama queens had ate you for lunch..

click said...

they're in meltdown mode - as always - so I fed the fire some last night and this a.m. - Goose was on last night - he hasn't been washed upriver - yet - it's ride time, why waste it online - ya know???