42 miles on the CB. Dang it's hot @ 90 degrees and sunny. Don't know how the riders in SW USA take the dang heat lol. When I rode to AZ once it was 113 degrees and felt like a hair dryer was blowing in your face..in September!
At least it is low humidity air in the SW. I found that my evaporative cooling vest worked really good in west TX, NM, AZ, CA and UT. Keeping it wet and covered inside my Aerostich lowered the apparent temp inside the suit. One day I tried to wear mesh in 105 -107F and it was like a convective oven with the wind carrying off moisture from my skin like making jerky.42 miles on the CB. Dang it's hot @ 90 degrees and sunny. Don't know how the riders in SW USA take the dang heat lol. When I rode to AZ once it was 113 degrees and felt like a hair dryer was blowing in your face..in September!
One day I tried to wear mesh in 105 -107F and it was like a convective oven with the wind carrying off moisture from my skin like making jerky.
Indeed, I went to take a leak and it looked like I was passing root beer. I switched back to riding in my Aerostich with half a bag of ice sitting in my lap after drinking about a half gallon of water. Funny thing was a few hours later it was 48F and raining at the crest of El Dorado National Forest then a picture perfect sunset on the shore of Lake Tahoe. Day of contrasts.Indeed, that is very dangerous; genuinely dangerous. People dehydrate here much faster than they realize is happening, and with the convection oven (blast furnace?) blowing on one's skin as well, one overheats and goes into heat stroke (or worse) MUCH faster than they realize.
We are fortunate in the desert southwest to have relatively dry air during our super-high temps, which make evaporative cooling effective.
we have a similar challenge on the CB 1100 forum only it has to be a photo with your CB 1100. They are a lot of fun.I am also on the Strom forum. There is a weekly photo competition on there where a subject is chosen, and all participants then have to create a photo with one of their current bikes in it representing the chosen subject. Accordingly I was off out for a short run on the CRF to dry it out after a wash, and as always happens with that little bike, I end up going further than intended. During the course of the spin this weeks subject occurred to me. It is "Your bike with piles of stuff". I found "Stuff" at the local garden centre.......
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Glad someone else on here with a C50 boulevard. My C50 has 106,000 miles on it-bought it new with 1 mile on the odoRode my Suzuki VL800 Volusia C50T "Boulevard" around the lower half of the hood canal. Bless Suzuki for innovating such a confused name. Most people know it as a "Harley" or a "wait a minute that isn't a".
Haven't checked in here in a long time. Hope everyone is well and riding to their fullest
we have a similar challenge on the CB 1100 forum only it has to be a photo with your CB 1100. They are a lot of fun.
That is a good looking tire for 12k miles on it.Well, I had fun yesterday. Apparently I just picked up a nail in my rear tire. I had stopped to fill up my fuel tank and the fuel pump didn't print out a receipt that I could read, so I went inside to get another one. On my way back, I seen something on my rear tire. When I looked at it, scraped my finger nail across it, oh crap that's a nail. It wasn't leaking air so I texted my boss that I might be late today or need the day off and headed home. I got home, did chores and then got to work on the bike. Since I had over 12k miles on the old tire and it was pretty worn, I replaced it. I had a little issue getting the new tire on, due to not having time to set the new tire out in the sun and that it was cloudy and cooler. But an hour and a half later I was done, all the tools are put away, and I'm all cleaned up too. I installed a Kenda K671 in the factory size 130/70-18. And yes, I made it into work just fine this morning.View attachment 52264
Those are Avon RoadRider MKII 's. I normally get 10-12k miles on my tires, but that depends on brand too. Michelin's Pilot Activs seem to be the best tire for me in range (over 16k miles) and wet/dry traction, but also the most expensive too, especially with the latest model (Michelin Road Clasic) that seemed to almost double in price from the Pilot Activ. When I use the Pirelli Speed Demon models, my mileage isn't as good. The rear tire that I installed is a Kenda K671. Keep in mine that I have to use the older style Bias Ply tires due to the age of my bike, these aren't radials. I'm not for sure if Radial Tires would be longer lasting, I would think so but I don't know for sure.That is a good looking tire for 12k miles on it.
What brand tire was it? I want one of those.