I had a nice unexpected sunny day to do whatever i wanted, what's it gonna be? If any of you are like me winter doldrums are cured by dreaming of rides upcoming this spring/summer/fall. I got a chance to have a garage day and took to working on my Dr650 and also my wifes ride, her CB550 she has had since college. The plan was to mount the slipstream dual sport windshield i had purchased but never put on for one reason or another. I wanted it to fit in front of the stock numberplate and still be able to have the bag for the numberplate carry some stuff as well. The deflector will help with the wind buffeting at hwy speeds the most bikes experience. It is one of the things i want to upgrade before the nicer weather gets here. Heres a pic of it installed, not to hard after some wrangling with the clamps. I think i'll like it. The next thing to get done was to do the carb swap i have been putting off for a long time on my wives Honda 550 vintage 1975. It has trashed carbs and i have had a set of replacements on the shelf for a while all cleaned and ready to go, but the idea of tearing into it was a little daunting as there are 4 of them. I guess that is what has been keeping me from actually doing it. After not too much trouble getting the old fuel lines and throttle cable unhooked and the old carbys came out. The new carbs slipped right in and buttoned up nicely. I did have to switch the fuel lines on the newer set as it had a tee and the old ones had two fuel lines going to the petcock. I forgot to hook up the throttle cable the first time so i had the honor of doing it twice. Heres a shot of the old girl after carb transplant surgery!! It started up and ran pretty good for not being started for over a year. The old carbs would pop and sputter at speed and these new carbs were freshlly cleaned and were in good shape. I took a spin around the yard and driveway as my wife is really touchy about the way i ride her bike down the road. ??? It ran real good. The plan it to put around the back roads when it gets a little warmer for some day rides, it would be great to be out riding together. This is but a little of the prep i will do on the fleet for the riding year ahead. So there you have it. What are all you ff's working on to get ready for the riding season, new gear? tires? luggage, camp gear for your bike? Post it up, lets see it. See ya around the garage!!