Discussion in 'Mos Eisleys Space Bar' started by RossKean, Jan 16, 2020.

  1. skibum69

    skibum69 Well-Known Member

    Took the R65 out for a spin yesterday, made a few photo stops and then stopped by a buddy's place to chat for a bit. When I went to leave the starter gremlin kicked in and then very strangely it wouldn't even bump start? Thankfully my buddy was watching and came back with his trailer to give me a run home.
  2. Wayne

    Wayne Well-Known Member

    Does the starter issue seem to happen only when hot? I worked at a bus company, and this happened with several buses when hot. Corrosion/resistance in the wiring was the culprit. Of course on a bus, the ign switch was in front of the bus and the starter was 40ft long wires. When ever it never started with the switch, I could always use the switch at the engine and it would work.
  3. skibum69

    skibum69 Well-Known Member

    I looked over the wires from the relay to the starter and they looked good, so it wasn't that.
  4. Bob

    Bob Active Member

    Oops. Moved to Technical & Maintenance: 'What did you do to your bike today?' Post # 1351
    Last edited: Jun 18, 2020
  5. RossKean

    RossKean Active Member

    ^^^ This is weather??

    36°C today and again tomorrow. For the next week, daily highs are 29° to 32°. This is New Brunswick, not southern Ontario!
    Went for a short ride (150 km) today and the breeze was more like standing in front of a hundred hair driers than a welcome refreshing respite from the heat. I don't know how they stand weeks on end of 40°+ weather in the southern USA!
  6. RossKean

    RossKean Active Member

    Just looking at temperatures differences between NL and the rest of Atlantic Canada. Here in NB, we are expecting highs of 35°C with humidex of 40°. NL highs are mostly in the teens with the top of the Northern Peninsula only 7°C. Certainly not unheard of temperature for the region but stark contrast compared to the rest of eastern Canada.
  7. Wayne

    Wayne Well-Known Member

    If we had those temps in NL, I wouldn't own a bike.
  8. RossKean

    RossKean Active Member

    Thankfully, only a few days per year where I live and it normally cools back down at night. This long a sustained high temperature is most unusual.
    Average summertime daily highs are generally in the low to mid 20s. Average for June 19 is 22°C which I consider to be about perfect for riding or working outdoors.
  9. Trash

    Trash Well-Known Member

    It looks like bad timing, but I will be heading back to Phoenix on the GS to retrieve The Mrs. and our Wagon next week.
    The daily highs have indeed been averaging 42 degrees, with not much drop in temperature overnight.
    The good news is that if you choose your route carefully, you don’t have to deal with the intense heat until the last hour or two of the ride. The bad news this year is there are several serious active wildfires that are forcing road closures in the mountains surrounding Phoenix. I suspect that I won’t know my actual route into town until the night before.

    As for how the locals deal with the heat, most of them don’t. They stay inside during the heat of the day, and restrict most activities to very early or very late in the day. Sort of the exact opposite to The North Woods, where most everyone restricts their outdoor activities to the middle of the day in Winter...
  10. HunterSon

    HunterSon Active Member

    I took a quick ride out to work today (east end of St. John’s) and the bike said it was 10° the whole way.
  11. skibum69

    skibum69 Well-Known Member

    It was 15º here but no time for bikes today.
  12. RossKean

    RossKean Active Member

    36° today. Roasted while working on the deck. Another 4 or 5 days, I hope.

    Edit: 4 or 5 days of decking - hot weather is supposed to last into July! Coolest until July 4 is 29°C according to Accuweather.
    Last edited: Jun 20, 2020
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