At one stage we had a World Record of 53 active railway crossings over a distance of 1.8 miles on the same stretch of road. In the wet this stretch of road was a nightmare, especially on a motorcycle. The railway lines crossed the road from a large railway yard on one side, to storage facilities and the harbour facilities on the other side of the road. Over the years many of the crossings have been made redundant and covered over with tar. Even so the undulating surface still makes this road one to avoid.
Generally speaking my speed doesn't vary at all when I hit a railroad crossing except for potential bumps and then only slightly. What I often do though is to swerve slightly when the railroad tracks aren't perpendicular to the roadway to try and hit the tracks as close to 90 degrees as possible. It's just a slight swerve within the lane to reduce the effect of running down the track that slightly disrupts the direction of the motorcycle. This isn't even very important unless you're on a very small motorcycle with thin tires that could potentially get caught in the groove beside the actual track but I got used to doing it on small motorcycles and continued that practice on larger motorcycles.
Overall I don't really even think about it and just keep on riding as usual.
My bike seat is gone. It started showing a little crack down in San Antonio. In a matter of months it's now worn out around the back stitching and there's now a huge whole right in the middle of it.
Where can I get a cheap knockoff one that will do the job? I've got tons of miles on mine. I...
I picked up a second hand street 500 which is showing a code. The reader I have says its P1152 with no further information as to what it is and it wont clear. I've taken it to a lot (its currently unplated) to see if there's anything off in terms of operation and it seems to run...
2015 street 500
While riding I can hear a sound seems like it comes from engine.. Rattle or chatter or something of that nature in any gear and speed. I have checked the bike over nothing is loose all fluids are up is this just the nature of the beast? or is this something of concern...
So, I noticed that there was coolant leaking from my bike. After taking off the peg assembly, I noticed there was coolant leaking from what appears to be the drain plug here:
I was going to try and take it out to inspect the washer and tighten the bolt to see if maybe it just happened to get...
I don't know what happened. I either-
1) put this gas additive from HEB that's causing trouble
2) the rain recently is affecting my bike
3) I drove through too high of water as it floods in spots in San Antonio
4) my battery won't hold a charge
5) all of the above
I don't know what the deal...
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