Sunday, April 02, 2006

Day 334

Took the bike out for the first time this year. I had to recharge the battery and change the spark plugs* to get it going, but after that it seemed to run fairly well.

Getting into my leathers was a bit more difficult, though. Perhaps they've shrunk in the wash. Except I haven't washed them.

* A tip I found out a few years ago: if you leave an engine for a while, the petrol breaks down and gums up the spark plugs. So if I'm not going to ride the bike for a bit, I take out the spark plugs (and swap them for an old pair, so that the holes in the side of the engine are closed off).

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