Thursday, May 11, 2017

You Know........

You know you're vegan when the Vehicle Identification number (VIN) on your brand new motorcycle has the word KALE in it.

Thank you to Troubadour for pointing this out.

(Partial VIN of the Versys)

Oh, and need I mention the rains have returned. We did enjoy 3-4 days of sunny weather though - while we were at work. And here we are almost half way through month 8 of rain........

- Au Revoir

" Curiosity will conquer fear even more than bravery will." - James Stephens in The Crock of Gold

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

No Sparkle Farkles

Well, it has been a few weeks now since I purchased the Kawasaki Versys 300x.  Unfortunately I haven't been back on the bike since.

The week after my initial ride, I had a lower wisdom tooth and molar pulled that went dry socket. Not good for putting on a helmet or when cold air blows in.  It has finally healed enough to get back on the bike.

While in dental misery riding-limbo a few things arrived for the bike.  The dealer initially forgot to order the hand guards and center stand, but after a friendly reminder phone call from Troubadour, I was able to pick them up on Saturday.

We also ordered some Oxford heated grips from Revzilla.  Thank you to those that reported how well you were enjoying yours.  When ordering, Troubadour noticed that the adventure ones would be too large so he ordered the sport version instead.  I have only ever had the grip heaters that fit under the stock grips so this will be new to me.  

Now we just need to find the time to install everything.  Troubadour was teaching a Team Oregon class all last weekend and he works overtime this Saturday.  I am sure we'll find time soon.

(Is it still a farkle if there is no sparkle?)
One of the other things that has occurred in the last week or two is that Max went to his new home. I am sure Jeremy will treat him well.  He seemed quite pleased and plans to keep it for a long time.

(Jeremy getting ready to head off into the sunset.  Bye Max)
Springtime has finally arrived in Oregon.  While we still have more rain than we'd like, at least our temperatures are warmer.  Here is a picture of our Crabapple "Royal Raindrops" that is blooming in the front yard.  Such a pretty time of year. Even with the clouds, the blooms make our days brighter.

(Royal Raindrops Crabapple)
- Au Revoir

" He who rejects change is the architect of decay. The only human institution which rejects progress is the cemetery." - Harold Wilson