We haven’t done much over the past few months riding related. It’s just been too cold or rainy or both! The blog has been dragging without topics to write about because of it. However, we do have some upcoming content starting up again in a few weeks!
The last two Saturdays have been fabulous for riding so we took advantage of both of them. Last week we took a day ride on beautiful back roads to West, TX and ate some Czech food and picked up some Kolaches to take home for breakfast the next day. This past weekend we rode out to Cranfills Gap, TX to the Horny Toad Bar & Grill. We make that ride quite a few times a year because its just simply a great ride with great roads and makes for a full day of being out.
The Horny Toad Bar & Grill is a biker friendly establishment and has a couple of notable events each year that we like to attend. This past Saturday was their customer appreciation day and they were offering free pulled pork sandwiches, chips, and tea. They usually have a Pork Fest every year as well although I haven’t seen any mention of when that might take place this year yet. We’ve got our eyes on the lookout though!
On the motorcycle maintenance side we have some plans too! A couple of those plans are ready to go when I can find the time to record the videos. I received a promotion at work and don’t have the free time I used to get when things got slow at work. Because of this the time availability for making maintenance videos has come to a crawl. Here is a list of what we have in our plans for this summer though, a couple of which the parts are already in the garage waiting for the chance to put together a video.
A front tire replacement on a 2015 FLHXS video is coming soon, I have the tire that I purchased from Get Lowered Cycles and just need to put a few more miles on the bike to wear down the original one first. It has 26500 miles on it and is just about to hit the 5/32 mark on my tread depth gauge so it wont be long.
Another video we will be making is how to bleed a hydraulic clutch line. Because the hydraulic clutch uses DOT 4 brake fluid this task should be performed every 2 years minimum just like your brake system.
The other planned video is putting some apes on a Softail Deluxe. This will be a few months out but it is something we’ve wanted to do for a couple years.
Hopefully (fingers crossed) another person that also does these types of videos doesn’t read this and rush out to make the videos before I do. There are already videos over all of the above mentioned but sadly, over the last year another Vlogger has been following my videos and putting out the same ones a week or two after I publish a new one. We have kept up with the trend and are amazed at the frequency this happens. It happens so often that you cannot chalk it up to coincidence. I think they have run dry on creativity and subject matter and are now copying my stuff and possibly others to keep content moving on their sight. They even came up with a little slogan that they didn’t used to have that follows a bit like my “Ride Strong Wrench Proud”. It’s sad and pathetic, but at least I get straight to my video content and don’t spend precious video minutes begging viewers for money…