Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Motorcycle Parking

Beautiful day, no rain, and still the only one using the motorcycle parking spaces. There was a Yamaha C3 earlier this morning but it was gone by mid-day. Usage of the spaces has been pretty light all summer where there were, at most, only four bikes. I suspect that we will lose them next year as there are a number of people clamoring that they should go away.

The Ural has been running well after changing the carburetor jets. Not enough miles to see if there has been any change in gas mileage. I did readjust the idle adjustment turning the set screws CW ¾ of a turn to smooth out the idle. Cold (50°F) starts no longer need the use of the enrichener which should help when it gets really cold. I also painted the fog light mount that I made on the front of the sidecar with Plasti Dip. It is a spray-on, synthetic rubber coating that has a nice, flat black appearance. I'm thinking of moving the LED driving light from the Cozy this weekend but haven't decided where to install it on the sidecar.

Today was the first day of school and Bridget asked to be driven to the school in the sidecar. After all, the cool teachers ride sidecars. It was a cool 50°F this morning and I think Bridget will need to find some riding pants to keep warm on our upcoming road trip. (Labor Day weekend to Anchorage)

8 comments:

VStar Lady said...

Yeah Bridget ... But too bad school starts so early.

Trobairitz said...

Very cool of Bridget to ride in the sidecar to school.

Our temp this morning at dawn was 49. Was surprised it was so low. How are your daytime highs right now?

RichardM said...

Starts early to get out early. School's out by the third week of May or so.

RichardM said...

It has been in the mid-60s. This morning was foggy and 49°F

redlegsrides said...

I bet Bridget rides in with you even on the snowy days!

David Masse said...

Are there sidecar heaters? Too bad the Ural is air cooled, you could have done some radiator plumbing to get heat to the side car. Maybe some air ducting?

RichardM said...

You wanna bet? I think not....

RichardM said...

Some do it by, as you suggest, routing radiator cooling water to the sidecar. But with the wide open top, and no insulation to speak of, things cool off pretty fast. Heated gear is a better option. Someone offered to lend her a heated liner but she thinks that it won't be needed.