This evening, I put on two of three manufactuer logo plates onto the sidecar. The previous owner probably removed them when he had the tub painted. It's a bit difficult to read but the address on the plate for Cozy India is "5, Hansra Lane, Near Police Station, Byculla, Mumbai-400 027". I couldn't get a location when I entered it into Google Maps. Maybe Google didn't like the "Near Police Station" part of the address. I think that the address is rather interesting if nothing else.
I ordered a couple of silicone heat pads today that I think I can fit on the bike. They are 1"x5" @25 watts and 2"x5" @50 watts. There are flat, smooth areas free of fins on the side of the oil pan as well as on the side of the engine under the cylinders. I think that the smaller pad would easily fit in either location. The other location for a heat pad is under the battery. I don't want to "cook" the battery with too much heat and I was thinking about mounting the heat pad to the battery mounting plate. I have been using similar pads for years on engine and transmission oil pans but all of them hold a lot more oil and I'm rarely concerned about the appearance under the vehicle. But these would be a lot more visible.
If it's at least 0°F tomorrow morning, I think I'll ride in again. Today would've been a great day as it was almost 20°F by late afternoon.
Photo by A. Holte
Friday morning update - It's +9°F this morning so I rode in to work again. It's snowing so riding through the gently falling snow (no wind) was a new and a nice experience. I'll see how the bike starts and runs later on today. I did bring in the battery tender as that way I'll be sure that the battery is fully charged. I just added the photo this afternoon that a colleague had taken. Notice the extension cord running to the wall...