Monday, December 25, 2017

Merry Christmas

A clear, cold day. Just about perfect for sitting around the house. The rest of the family took off to see the new Star Wars movie. Eventually, the BlueRay version will come out and I'll put off watching it some more. I pulled the Ural out of storage and charged up the battery. There is a slight parasitic draw from the PDM60 power distribution module. I didn't even try to crank the engine as the voltage was in the 11.5 VDC range. After letting the carbs refill with the petcock in the prime position, it started right up. The battery never really went above 13 VDC so it may be time for a new battery. I think that too many really discharges have damaged the battery. I'm a little torn whether to pick up a new AGM battery from WalMart or make up some new cables and use the group 24 battery that I had in the Cozy sidecar...

I had this post started a few days ago and figured that I better get it posted.

Merry Christmas!

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  1. Merry Christmas. Sitting around the house. More and more a guilty pleasure for me.

    May sneak off in the afternoon to see Star Wars. Thinking the crowds may be down by then. If not, I'll find some other way to while away a few hours.

    Stay warm and best wishes for the approaching new year.

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    1. Thank you. Feeling too lazy to take the Ural out just to ride around. If I need to actually go somewhere, that's different.

      And best wishes to you and your family for the new year.

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  2. Merry Christmas to you and Bridget. It sounds as though you had a nice peaceful day at home.

    Have a happy healthy 2018.

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    1. A very peaceful, relaxing day. My only "task" was making dinner. Easy enough.

      Thank you and I hope you have a wonderful new year. Even with all of the potential changes.

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  3. Hope you had a Merry Christmas Richard and Bridget. I spent the day hanging about the house, and discovering yet another weak point in the water path from the fresh water tank to the pump under the bathroom sink. Must reposition the heated tape to eliminate that weak point.

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    1. Thank you, Christmas Day was good for us. Is the freezing happening while camping or while driving? Maybe just avoid using the fresh water tank during the winter....

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