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A Really Busy time

May 25, 2018
I finally finished getting the Honda Nighthawk inspected and legal. Now comes the fun part, riding it. The bike has led a challenging life and many parts of it show. The engine runs with gusto and is a tribute to Honda's engineering staff. I've already had one offer to buy it. It looks and sounds quite sporty.
Now to the busy part. Linda and I have been wearing a track in the road from here to Deposit and back.The house has lost its last occupant and we have been working our geriactic fingers to the bone removing furniture, household items and knick knacks. Lawn equipment has been slowly trickling out of the garage along with useless items that I inherited from the previous owner. In the last four weeks we have been there twice a week at three hundred miles per excursion. Fortuantely both our cars get in excess of forty miles per gallon but the trips with the minivan have been costly. Its twenty-four miles per gallon might have been great in its day but now it borders on being a gas guzzler. It has served us well though. Many items we will use have been on board and at least three scooters have been carried within. Hopefully the house will be in someone elses hands soon so we aren't spending too much more time driving back and forth. Worse yet is that this is the grass growing season and we will be mowing the three acres weekly until the house is gone.
It has been a long struggle but there is light at the end of this tunnel. Linda and I are keeping our fingers crossed that the end is in sight.
 

Almost Done

April 24, 2018
I bought the 250 Honda Nighthawk over two years ago and nursed it back to health. This past Sunday I installed a new front brake switch and now the brake light glows when I pull the lever. The last step is finally upon me, getting it inspected. Everything is now up to snuff and it should breeze through easily. Of all the bikes in the fleet the Honda is the one that may stay the longest. It fits me well, it's not heavy and gets good gas mileage. I love the big Kawasaki and its horsepower but m...
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Spring Is Almost Here

April 5, 2018
After several snowstorms warmer weather is finally coming. I still may not be riding again soon since April Showers are on the horizon but better days are coming. I still only have been visiting the bikes in the garage but they will be venturing forth soon. My driveway is finally clear of snow so when the temperature and conditions allow I'll be off and riding.
Easter weekend was beautiful though and we enjoyed family gatherings both here and on Long Island. On Saturday Linda's son and family ...
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Tired Of Winter

March 20, 2018
I'm sitting here waiting for tomorrow's latest Nor'easter and wondering how hard my snowblower will have to work clearing the driveway. The worst one of the three we've had in the past three weeks left thirteen inches of white stuff on my walk and driveway. While I usually have a good time watching the machine hurl snow it's getting a little tedious removing it with such regularity.
What really has made all of this so annoying is that I got one good day to ride a bike before all these storms s...
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The Weather

March 5, 2018
The weather here is having fun with us but it certainly isn't funny. A week ago it became suddenly warm and had us thinking Spring was at hand. I even took the Honda Rebel to work one day. Of course the next day Mother Nature unleashed her fury on the region. High winds knocked out power and the roads were coated with wet, heavy and slippery snow. Trees fell, whole towns lost power and many schools have been closed for days. When Linda and I finally went out to clear the snow from the walk an...
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The Long Wait

February 20, 2018
Winter here in the Northeast is the biggest hindrance to riding anything on two wheels. If it isn't too cold or snowing there is a heavy coating of road salt waiting to eat up the bike. I haven't even bothered to start any of the bikes that are the crankiest and will hook up a battery charger later in March or early April that should coax them to life. The best bikes are the three Hondas out there. No matter how long I let them sit they usually crank and fire up in a matter of seconds. 
We hav...
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Welcome To 2018

January 10, 2018
While it may look lovely in pictures, nothing is more depressing to a rider than a blanket of white covering the world outside. Not only is my lawn white with snow but the streets are coated with road salt waiting to rust anything that dares cross it. Having just come through twelve days of sub freezing temperatures it's hard to think about riding at this time.
The only two wheeled, motor driven object I've used in the last two weeks is my two stage snow blower. It has had a couple of workouts...
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A Final Touch

November 17, 2017
Two years ago I bought a 1991 Honda motorcycle to bring back to life as a project. Mechanically it was/is fine but needed pieces fixed or replaced to return it to running order. Just to get it to run it needed a new starter motor and a carburetor. The mufflers had their pieces removed and made an ungodly racket. I improvised a repair to decrease the noise. It was either that or replace the over six hundred dollar exhaust system, which wasn't happening.
After that and a few other details I had ...
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The Season Winds Down

October 29, 2017
As riding seasons go this one has been fairly quiet. No runs to Danbury, no bike night in Sherburne and only one tire change. My fleet has been getting improvements though. The 1991 Nighthawk is in the shop right now having its directional signals fixed and the 2009 Honda Rebel had its rear tire replaced. The great thing about motorcycle parts these days is that most everything is available on the web. I don't even bother going to individual dealer websites for tires anymore. Most of them sel...
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Better Days

September 13, 2017
I wrote, not so long ago, about Linda being disabled. She had a bad back which caused her great discomfort, compounded by Sciatica in her left leg. She could scarcely move and spent most of her day in a recliner. It grated on her patience being so confined and left her frustrated in addition to the pain. In the last couple of months she has gotten much better. She surprises me, every time I come home from work, with tales of tasks accomplished around the house and shopping trips around the co...
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Jim Zeiser If you wish to comment my e-mail address is h1500e@hotmail.com. I'd like to hear anything-good or bad-that anyone would like to say. As they said in college, we're all lifelong learners.

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