Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Pure Bred Minnestrohtan
I usually just filled the tank, plugged it in to the battery maintainer, put both wheels up on stands and tucked her in a corner with a heater located so that on super cold stretches, I could direct heat in between the block and radiator.
This winter, I pulled it in, threw it on the rear stand, 3 bars on the fuel guage, and hooked up the maintainer. Never gave it a second thought. Still put the heater on it for a few days we had well below zero.
When the baby came, worry about the bike diminished. Put 43 miles on her all last year, after new wheel bearings and shit, but never had the desire to ride it. Between the baby and increasing back/neck issues, I don't imagine I will pilot the old girl too awful much in the near future. Will mever sell it, as I think her to be one of the sexiest machines to come out of Japan in years, but, riding her has become a bit of a risk and a chore.
I think a nice, full dress Vulcan of some kind with cruise control, stereo and all the bells and whistles is in my near future. With age has come a desire to actually be in comfort on a 1,000 mile ride. Gonna have it painted in good ole candy apple green tho...it's gotta match its kin folk ya dig....
I'll still ride the 12. Once in a while, a shot down the highway, or cruise the lakes....yeah. Will never give up that need for speed. My back dictates comfort is in order nowadays tho......