Great news & not-great news

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Great news & not-great news

Postby Syscrush » Tue Jan 02, 2018 12:38 pm

Good day, all - I hope that you've had the best holiday season of your lives and that you're excited about the new year!

I'm excited because my son is gonna become a big brother early this summer. :D I've started cutting weight and going back to yoga to help my tired old bod cope with the demands of looking after a toddler and a newborn at the same time - I'm basically treating this like when I've trained for half-marathons in the past. :lol:

But based on how things went down when my first kid arrived, I'm assuming that I'm going to get basically no seat time on the motorcycles this year, which is not-great news. Given that the carbs need a lot of love before I can really enjoy the CBX as I want to, I've decided to defer that expense and spare the expense of insurance for 2018. I'll ride my wife's Ducati as much as I can this year and hopefully get good old Perry back into his element in 2019.

I'll still enjoy poking around here to get my CBX fix vicariously!
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Re: Great news & not-great news

Postby Larry Zimmer » Tue Jan 02, 2018 10:46 pm

BU-u-u-u-t...... the littl one will need plenty nap time, yes!? Once around the block :-) Enjoy, Phil. We look forward to hearing from you. Always.
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Re: Great news & not-great news

Postby 80 cbx dude #6216 » Wed Jan 03, 2018 8:27 am

Congratulations Phil! Wishing you and you're family all the best!-Mike
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Re: Great news & not-great news

Postby Syscrush » Wed Jan 03, 2018 9:38 am

Larry Zimmer wrote:BU-u-u-u-t...... the littl one will need plenty nap time, yes!? Once around the block :-)

Being the devoted husband that I am, I've agreed to put some miles on my wife's Ducati next year - you know, to help her out so it doesn't suffer from being idle. You know what, I think we might need just one more tube of diaper lotion - you nap with the baby while I run out to the drugstore. :lol:

I've already picked up 4-piston calipers and snowflake rotors for it... It's gonna take all of my moral strength to keep from splurging on forged Marchesini wheels, LSL fatbar, SR2 swingarm, and new fork internals. It's tough being supportive of a spouse who likes their bike as it is!
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Re: Great news & not-great news

Postby Larry Zimmer » Wed Jan 03, 2018 11:39 am

"As it is!!" Heaven forbid! That poor woman needs all the help you can give her. By all means, do be so selfless volunteering to run those little errands. :-) Stay warm.
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Re: Great news & not-great news

Postby Jeff Bennetts » Wed Jan 03, 2018 12:33 pm

Phil, congratulations to you and you're growing family!
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Re: Great news & not-great news

Postby Syscrush » Sat Mar 10, 2018 8:17 am

So, I'm moving the bike into longer-term storage soon (it will be off the road for 1-2 years). It's full of ethanol-free gasoline now - should I drain the tank and carbs, or leave it wet? If wet, should I use fuel stability or not?
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Re: Great news & not-great news

Postby Larry Zimmer » Sat Mar 10, 2018 11:09 am

If the tank is full-full, I'd say leave it. Definitely would add Stabil. Double dose.
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Re: Great news & not-great news

Postby daves79x » Sat Mar 10, 2018 1:53 pm

Leave the tank full and you should have drained the carbs last Fall. No stabilizer.


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Re: Great news & not-great news

Postby swarrans » Sun Mar 11, 2018 5:17 am

Do you think adding stabiliser is actually a negative impact or just no benefit Dave?

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Re: Great news & not-great news

Postby steve murdoch icoa #5322 » Sun Mar 11, 2018 7:45 am

If it is sitting for 2 years i would think even ethanol-free gas would be compromised, stabilizer or not.
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Re: Great news & not-great news

Postby daves79x » Sun Mar 11, 2018 7:47 am

In non-ethanol fuel, little or no benefit. In fact, stabilizer in some fuel can turn to gel and plug everything up. Spent a week cleaning the fuel systems on my (then)2 CBXs of the crap. You're on your own with ethanol fuel.

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Re: Great news & not-great news

Postby Jeff Bennetts » Sun Mar 11, 2018 8:20 am

Lucas makes a good stabilizer for ethanol fuel but 2 yrs is pushing it, before I started using it I also had the brand (Stabil) fuel stabilizer turn to jell and have never used it again.
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Re: Great news & not-great news

Postby Rick Pope » Sun Mar 11, 2018 8:45 am

The reason for having fuel in the tank is to prevent rust. Why use gasoline? Use something else. Diesel comes to mind. Just fill it, and disconnect your fuel line so you don't accidentally run it into the carbs.
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Re: Great news & not-great news

Postby Larry Zimmer » Sun Mar 11, 2018 12:08 pm

Yuo on the diese, Rick. If one is doing that length of storage, diesel or kerosene would be the way to go. And, ditto about disconnecting he fuel line!! Interesting experiences with Stabil, et al. I've had a bike sit two years with half a tank and double dose Stabil. Started and ran fine after about 3 seconds cranking. (Wasn't the CBX. Although, it will often sit with half tank for 6 months with no issue.) Not disputing other experiences. Just reporting my own experience. Definitely like Rick's idea the best.
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