Author Topic: Where did you ride your Super X today?  (Read 29969 times)

Offline Donkey Hotey

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Re: Where did you ride your Super X today?
« Reply #150 on: October 28, 2019, 03:52:08 am »
I saw that others were commemorating the birthday of their bikes over on bookface. I never really thought about the fact that the manufacture month and year is stamped right on the VIN decal on the steering head. DOH!

Well, it's still October for a few more days. It's appropriate then that 1663 got some very much needed love during the month of her 20th birthday.

I finished up a long list of cosmetic repairs on Sunday afternoon and still had time to take her for a fifty mile loop through the mountains for fish tacos.

She got a VERY long list of new or refinished parts, including a new front wheel, new front springs, new tires, an upper steering head bearing, replated rigid fork, two NOS mirrors, new E-H grips, a new horn housing and emblem, Kuryakyn chrome levers, a rebuilt ignition lock, a proper black air cleaner emblem, a new oil filter emblem and these flame-themed IRC Wild Flare tires (pic attached).

The accessories came off and went on the shelf and all the original, stock parts went back on the bike. She spent her birthday looking almost as good as the day she was born.
Greg
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Re: Where did you ride your Super X today?
« Reply #151 on: October 28, 2019, 06:10:19 am »
Nice Greg!!
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Re: Where did you ride your Super X today?
« Reply #152 on: November 20, 2019, 10:48:53 pm »
Last weekend was unseasonably warm. The forecast in Yosemite Valley was 74 degrees. That meant the higher elevations would be cool but, not unbearable. Even crazier, it's the middle of November and the road to Glacier Point and Washburn Point were still open.

But I am a cold weather wimp. Departing early in the morning from my house would mean temps in the 30s for the first few hours. Not going to happen. Fortunately I recently picked up an old Chariot Cycle Sled trailer I was dying to try out. After replacing the wheel bearings on Saturday, I decided it was Jennie's turn to go somewhere.

Loaded her up and killed the 260 miles between home and Wawona (inside Yosemite NP) from the comfort of my van. Fifteen minutes and she was unloaded and straps put away. It was 4.5 hours of pure, distilled riding: out to Glacier Point and back, down to the valley floor, a couple of laps down there to make sure all the pics that needed taking got taken, then back to the van: exactly 100.0 miles.

Loaded her back on the trailer and arrived home just after 9:00 PM.
Greg
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Re: Where did you ride your Super X today?
« Reply #153 on: December 25, 2019, 07:41:26 pm »
Well, in midway USA it's been unseasonably warm the last few days and we broke a 64 yr record yesterday by a few degrees.   So today I took out the old EH on a nice ride up the river to Rulo Nebrasxi and back across the river to Mound City then back home after stopping to see a friend North of St Joseph Mo.  A nice 120 miles on decent roads at unheard of temperatures.   I couldn't resist since I'm still breaking in the #204 engine in my chassis after I disassembled and pinned the bearings,  grooved the early style crank on the RH main to aid in rod oiling.  I've actually come to appreciate these are pretty decent bikes at the core although they have some issues which would have had to be addressed.
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Re: Where did you ride your Super X today?
« Reply #154 on: December 27, 2019, 10:17:33 am »
Yea, crazy weather for sure. I'm in Northern Illinois and have been riding every day just because I can.

Got 'ol 1080 dialed in and dare I say; its probably giving me the best overall experience of any bike I've owned. Man I just love riding this thing.

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Re: Where did you ride your Super X today?
« Reply #155 on: December 29, 2019, 12:23:13 pm »
I’m jealous. I’m in “sunny Southern California” where it has snowed TWICE this year already. Snow isn’t impossible where I live but it’s unusual and never been twice in the same year in the 25 years I’ve lived here. It hasn’t been out of the 40s in days and the yard is still covered.

A friend is home outside of St. Louis for the holidays and rode Christmas Day and the day after. Enjoy it while you can.
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Re: Where did you ride your Super X today?
« Reply #156 on: January 06, 2020, 02:00:34 pm »
I live probably within 15 miles of Frank and managed to get out on the Vulcan for a bit a couple of Sundays ago.  Had to take advantage of the "global climate warming changing".  :)