34 Months.

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    Bill Seward

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    Living up here in snowy (so they say..) Western New York, we get used to laying our bikes up for the winter months.. Well, I've been able to sneak a ride or two through the winters - not on Godzilla, but on the Roadstar. I got my December ride in last Sunday, and the streak now stands at 34 months. Hopefully I can get a ride in during January and February to extend it to a solid 3 years.

    Full disclosure: For the sake of this streak, I consider a "ride" to be at minimum 3 miles, and running the bike at 50 mph or more in top gear. (except last fall/winter when 5th gear shift dogs were blown in the transmission - then I counted 4th gear as top, but still did the 50mph and 3 miles. The bike was in the shop from the middle of January, after the ride for that month, to late February, and I rode it home when it was done.
     
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    Keep the streak alive Bill!
     
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    Maybe I'll have to go Darkside with a snow tire on the back!
     
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    Got a chilly January ride in today. The Roadstar was a bit finicky when I tried to start it, but when it ran a minute or two it warmed up and was fine. Got a good 7 or 8 miles in, and the streak now is 35 months in a row.
     
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    What kind of temp today? If it's below freezing, I don't believe I would run summer weight oil, I'd use 0 weight I think. I've read most of an engine's wear occurs before it's at normal operating temperature.

    With your VMax car snow tire, don't forget the tungsten studs.
     
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    Single digit temps here today. Supposed to "warm up" to 14F.
    I called all the crews off. Too cold to climb hundreds of feet in the air. Yes, it can be done but, no need. It will be mid 20's+ by 11AM tomorrow.
     
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    February 4th. A balmy 58 degrees here in Holland New York. I got the Roadstar out for a 20 mile run this morning. The streak continues, and is now up to 36 months.
     
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    March 2nd. The Roadstar had a sketchy unreliable fuel pump. I checked operation yesterday, and it didn't work... I have a brand new pump on hand, so I checked my wiring to the pump to be sure there wasn't a problem there (I added a fuel pump relay last fall to be certain I was getting juice to the pump, and everything was OK after checking it.). I changed out the pump - all works well now, but I just HAD to take it out for a run. 35 degrees, cold but rideable.

    The streak continues. 37 months.
     

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