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Is the carburetor supposed to do that?


It’s still leaking when the bike comes to a stop.

More here

The float bowl after sitting for a few years in a barn

The float needle is stuck, and the spring too weak to do the job


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And it’s time for a new rear tyre

The Michelin Pilot Road 4 didn’t last as long as I had hoped it would, and I found myself riding on the wear bars last fall. Luckily I was able to order in a set of tires, and finish the season on the PR4, but I knew that I would have to get that rear swapped out this spring or suffer some problems with the incredibly sandy corners that occur once the snow and ice melt away.

Once the bike was up on the rear stand it was an easy thirty minutes, and I was also able to squeeze in an oil and filter change to get ready for the new season.

What are you doing to get ready for the new season?




Spring 2016

Or is it really?

If you live on Canada’s East Coast then you know what I mean. For the rest of you, this picture will have to suffice


There is a two foot drift in front of my car, so I doubt the bike will be rolling down the drive anytime in the near future, although I do have high hopes for this coming weekend.

In the meantime, I’ve been getting ready for the 2016 season by getting some gear ready to go.

First ride of the season, after some blood, sweat and tears…

Read all about it here

Apparently carburetors can be repaired

Closed Course, Professional Rider, Do not attempt et cetera, et cetera.

Spring has Sprung!

But you can’t tell on the island when there is snow in the forecast.

But those snowbanks are melting, and as my nephew Tyler proudly reported, he was the first one to ride his bike this year, albeit on the driveway hemmed in by snowbanks.

Who else is out in the garage prepping their bikes for the coming season?

The Honda XR400 Carb needs some TLC