Monday, January 04, 2010

Anybody Still Out There?

The last couple of weeks have been a blur of festive writer's block, at least as comes to moto-blogging. It's hard to come up with something new and novel to tell you about when I'm just riding the same route to work every day. I can only complain about it being cold so many times before you guys will start telling me to shut up because it's fifteen below zero where you live while I was outside in shorts and a t-shirt yesterday.

...For what it's worth, I had slippers on to keep my feet warm.

Anyway, the last time I checked in around here I was troubled by a new and bountiful oil leak on the Triumph. I may have gotten it fixed last night by tightening a bunch of bolts in the general vicinity of the leak. I topped up the oil last night and there was no new puddle on the floor this morning, so that's good.

Of course, I also put too much darn oil in, so now I've got to figure out a good way to get just enough oil out so I won't have to make a trip to buy more oil. What I need is a turkey baster with a long and narrow tip...

In other mechanical news, the Vespa ET4 apparently had sat too long and needed a new battery. It also refused to run once it was warmed up. Luckily, a batch of fresh gas and a can of Seafoam cleared that problem right up.

Seafoam is probably the coolest vehicular chemical I can think of. I'm considering adding an affiliate link to my site just to sell Seafoam....

Anyway, in other other mechanical news, the VX800 is reassembled once more. Of course, the battery is toast, so I'm going to have to roll it outside and hook it up to the car for a jump start to see if the old girl will run.


Stacy said...

Sounds like someone needs a cookie, a battery tender, and some stock in Seafoam.

Jus' sayin'... :P

bobskoot said...


exactly what I was thinking too. All of my bikes & cars are on battery tenders and the ones I don't use during the winter have fuel stabilizer installed.

At least everything is getting fixed and ready for the new season

bobskoot: wet coast scootin

Lucky said...

Stacy - yes, I need all of those things. Especially the cookie.

bobskoot - yeah, this would be a live and learn kind of experience.

RazorsEdge2112 said...

So, here I am with a cold, trying to do something to distract my mind from the fact I can barely breath through my nose, and my head and body ache, and I find someone else in the blogo-sphere with a VX800.

Bought my second one a few weekends ago. Neither are ride worthy; just project bikes, but all the same, there is just something about them.

irondad said...

Anybody still out there?

I'm not here. However, if Stacy had an extra cookie I might be.

Lucky said...

RazorsEdge - Yeah, they're cool bikes. Mine's been in "project" status for the last several years, but hopefully I'll get it going again soon here.

irondad - can't say I'd blame you. Everyone shows up when there are free cookies.