Sunday, May 17, 2015

Street Glide Serviced

Yesterday was a great day!  I got up early in the morning, dug out my cold weather riding gear and jumped on the 1125R for a quick rip to the Harley Davidson dealership in Saint John.  The 250km round trip ride was excellent, little traffic and some alone time doing one of my favorite things!

I had an order waiting for a pick up, plus I needed an oil filter and o-ring/gasket kit for servicing my Street Glide.  After a quick chat with the boys at the Harley dealership, I threw my order into my backpack and hit the road. An interesting note, the 1125R always gathers attention at the Harley dealership.  Several people stopped to talk to me about the bike and wanted to know how it works, how I like, etc.

I arrived home around 11:30am and had one goal for the afternoon, service the Street Glide and get her ready for the road and that is exactly what I did.

Draining the Engine and Transmission Fluids

New O-Rings

Changing Primary Fluid


After torquing all of the bolts and adding fluids, I performed a complete check on all systems and fired up the Street more excuses, she is ready to go!  It is supposed to rain all day today, but tomorrow's Victoria Day holiday is looking very promising!  Ride safe!

Saturday, May 9, 2015


This past winter has been a long one and it seemed like it was never going to end.  Once the snow went, we were faced with several weeks of cold and wet weather.  Last weekend, we finally had some nice weather and I had one thing on my mind...riding motorcycles!

I decided to get my 1125R out first as I have it stored here at my place...the Street Glide is stored offsite.  First thing on the agenda was installing the battery, 3 quarts of Amsoil Synthetic Motorcycle Oil and a K & N Oil Filter.

Amsoil 20W50 MC Oil

Once the oil change was finished, I completed a check of all systems - coolant, brakes, tire pressure, etc., it was time to "unleash the beast" and fire her up!

Ready for 2015 MC Season

After warmup, it was time to get the gear on and go for the 2015 inaugural ride! Within 5 minutes of riding, I was smiling and thinking, man this feels good!  Very quickly, I forgot about the past winter and focused on riding!  My ride was short...about 100km, but it was good and it seemed like every motorcyclist in New Brunswick was on the road.  I am pretty sure that every motorcycle enthusiast in the province had the same thing on their mind, the weather is nice and I am going to ride!

Next thing on the agenda is getting my 2013 Harley Davidson Street Glide out of storage and on the road! I know it's cliche to say this, but all of a sudden life is good again!  Keep the right hand cranked and ride safe!