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Old 10-11-2012, 07:36 AM   #7261
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Somewhat useful BS for today only...

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Old 10-11-2012, 12:45 PM   #7262
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Here is some BS for ya peeps...
Thirteen is never BS, however strange

I was reminded how pitiful the headlight is on the GS today when I was almost tagged by an MTC patrol car today at Franklin and Lyndale. I have become accustomed to the LED lights on the TA.
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Old 10-11-2012, 02:05 PM   #7263
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What is everyone's opinion on Winter storage? I always put stabil in the scooter and stored it in the garage (not heated) with a full tank on non-ox. Was thinking I could do that same with the Bonnie. Or should I store it someplace?
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Old 10-11-2012, 02:21 PM   #7264
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One last oil change, full tank w/ stabil, battery tender, centerstand or rear stand, plenty of tire pressure.

All I've ever done.
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Old 10-11-2012, 02:46 PM   #7265
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Or should I store it someplace?
I've always found off to the side in the Living Room to be nice
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Old 10-11-2012, 04:12 PM   #7266
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Good ride out to Stockholm today. Tried another of their savoury pies - recommended.

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Old 10-11-2012, 04:36 PM   #7267
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Good ride out to Stockholm today. Tried another of their savoury pies - recommended.

Sounds like delicious fun. I have tomorrow off cuz I'm working all weekend. What route do you take to get down there?
The chain on my bike is loose (what is it with rebels) so I'll probably end up working on that but I can dream of pie.
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Old 10-11-2012, 04:41 PM   #7268
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I could probably sort out your chain in ten minutes if you want to pie hunt. WI 35 goes straight there. Cut over on 61 to Prescott and Bob's your uncle.
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Old 10-11-2012, 05:50 PM   #7269
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We went over at Prescott, per the wise and sage Grainbelts suggestion, but instead of taking Wi-35 all the way down, we jumped on hwy 10 east for a bit, then took county road O (not OO) to Wi-35. Cty road O is very nice and fun, scenic and with nice turns and bends. Wi-35 is a nice cruise down too.

Be warned, they run out of lunch savoury pies fairly quickly. I had the last sausage/apple/cheddar (freakin' fantastic), and then purchased the last pear/bacon/blue cheese to take home - also the last frozen chicken pot pie.

Warming up the pear/bacon/blue cheese one right now.

Nom nom nom.
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Old 10-11-2012, 06:06 PM   #7270
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If you are looking to store it, PM me. I do heated storage at my shop in NE. Mpls.


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What is everyone's opinion on Winter storage? I always put stabil in the scooter and stored it in the garage (not heated) with a full tank on non-ox. Was thinking I could do that same with the Bonnie. Or should I store it someplace?
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Old 10-11-2012, 06:07 PM   #7271
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What is everyone's opinion on Winter storage? I always put stabil in the scooter and stored it in the garage (not heated) with a full tank on non-ox. Was thinking I could do that same with the Bonnie. Or should I store it someplace?
What you describe here is fine.

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One last oil change, full tank w/ stabil, battery tender, centerstand or rear stand, plenty of tire pressure.
And you're in really good shape.

If your Bonneville is an 08 or earlier, you can easily drain the carb float bowls, they are very accessible, but it's not essential. If it's an EFI version, just don't worry about it. Consider "Startron" fuel stabiliser, allegedly better than sta-bil, although I have never had issues with sta-bil to be honest. This year I am trying this stuff called "startron" for the first time.

Or just put the bike in your dining room, and farkle it over winter.



Change the tyres while watching Jason and the Argonauts - always a good way to spend new years day.



Balance them while making breakfast



Run of the mill stuff really.

Don't do this though.

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Old 10-11-2012, 07:06 PM   #7272
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8.30 my arse.

I take it that means I did not get to your house till after 8:45????? That bums me out. That bums me out a lot.
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Old 10-11-2012, 07:16 PM   #7273
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The route there was very cool. County Rd 0 is the perfect rhythm of sweepers and a few sections of rougher pavement. I could ride a road like that every day of the week.

On the way to Stockholm, we were on 35, 4 or 5 miles north of Stockholm and an immature eagle was pacing us along the road. The eagle was on the river side above the railroad tracks, we were doing 55-60 and we were very slowly passing the eagle. Really, really awesome.
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Old 10-11-2012, 07:25 PM   #7274
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Heading north, go to St Croix HD and head north from there. We went that way and took back roads to Trollhaugen a while back with Bon Bon. Great way to head north from there.
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Old 10-11-2012, 07:35 PM   #7275
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Wish I could have stayed out for the whole ride! Fun fun!
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