Firstly I'd like to wish all
visitors to my blog a belated happy & healthy New Year.
The winter thus far in Scotland
hasn't been too bad. It's been dull, dark & wet (of course) but not very
cold with no snow so far and little frost. I'm using my Honda CBF250 on an
almost daily basis for short journeys, but will go for longer runs if the weather
My Yamaha FJ1200s are too big,
heavy & powerful for winter riding and it's best to tuck them up in the
garage until spring. Recently I gave them wash & clean and sprayed them
with WD40 to keep corrosion at bay. Through the winter I occasionally attach a
tender to keep their batteries charged. I've found that the cheap ones from
Lidl work well. These can be left attached since they switch of once the
battery is charged.
I would also like to invite you
to visit my other blogs (over there -->)
"Images from the Road" is a collection of photographs from my travels presented monthly or bi-monthly
"Buildings by Bike" is
a blog where I visit local buildings of interest. I started this for the times
of year when the weather isn't good enough to allow longer runs on the bikes.
I've no great plans for the
coming year. More of the same really - getting out on the bikes in search of
great roads & scenery and the odd motorcycle event like a show or a rally.
|The CBF at Ayr|
|The FJs come out of hibernation|