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06/15/17 at 10:02:11
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The forecast for heat locally is 115-122 F, 45- 51C .

Forecast for this starts this weekend and should last for about two weeks .

Going to be a long summer ! Smiley
  

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Reply #1 - 06/15/17 at 10:41:25
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Bob_Roller wrote on 06/15/17 at 10:02:11:
The forecast for heat locally is 115-122 F, 45- 51C .


If there were any "snow birds" left in town, that forecast should just about finish them off.

Too brutal for me also. I told the Company that I work for that I was never going to take another job in Phoenix from May to October
  

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Reply #2 - 06/15/17 at 12:39:51
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Yah but think of the money you will save on charcoal or gas for the grill. No need, just set the steaks outside on a platter and come back in 10 minutes and dinner is done.  Grin
  

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Reply #3 - 06/15/17 at 15:32:06
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Damn, Bob, I'm sure glad I don't live there!  Texas is about as hot as I can stand.  That's weird, Phoenix being so far north, I don't remember it getting that hot at Ft. Huachuca while I was stationed there...
  

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Justin B. wrote on 06/15/17 at 15:32:06:
Ft. Huachuca while I was stationed there.


Good ol' Fort Huchi Kooch.......I remember those 1am rides to Naco and AP... arrrgh........ and back before reveille
  

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Reply #5 - 06/15/17 at 18:02:07
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Sierra Vista, AZ. is at a little over 4400 feet in elevation .
That makes a big difference in temperature .
Phoenix is at 1100 feet .
  

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Bob_Roller wrote on 06/15/17 at 18:02:07:
That makes a big difference in temperature .
Phoenix is at 1100 feet .
                   


I was just reminiscing of the Army days at the Fort there. Still drunk at breakfast, sober by noon and do it all over again. That's back in the day when you wouldn't drink a Dos XX if you were down to your last $0.17...... pure swill

Pretty nice place once you manned up that you were in the middle of nowhere. Deer grazing in the morning, Bird Sanctuary's and lots of History with Tombstone AZ a stone's throw away.......
  

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Reply #7 - 06/15/17 at 19:46:36
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Naco?  One of  the first things they told us during in-processing was, "DON'T GO TO NACO!!!!"  Of course, we all went the first chance we got.  Didn't stay long, just in and out so we could say we had been there.  Probably the only town I felt half-way comfortable in was Agua Prieta.  Some of the off the path neighborhood bars were quite friendly.  I remember getting sauced on Tres X beer and having the hershy squirts for a couple days after sobering up.  Talk about a colon cleanser...  Shocked

I was only there for about 6 months going to school on the infrared stuff in Mohawks.  Went back about a year later for some update training.  Never really liked "Sorry Visit" very much...
  

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Reply #8 - 06/19/17 at 17:40:32
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They have dropped the forecast highs below 120 F, 49 C now .

Yeah you can really tell the difference it's not as hot !!!! Grin

118 F, 48 C today, but, it was a dry heat, 4% humidity !!!!!!!!!! Grin

Street in front of my house, 171 F, 77 C at 1700 .
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Reply #9 - 06/19/17 at 23:07:43
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Holy crap, bob!  How do those extreme road temps affect traction/handling?
  

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Reply #10 - 06/20/17 at 11:09:12
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Tires stick like velcro, but the real concern, is the ' tar snakes ' .

Those will get your attention in an instant .
  

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Reply #11 - 06/20/17 at 13:34:05
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I bet!  Shocked
  

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Reply #12 - 06/20/17 at 22:11:34
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I got off of work at 1830, still 118 F, 47 C .

Only saw one other motorcycle rider on my way home, another oilhead rider .

Got homa and the weather station  have set up in my backyard, showed 120 F, 49 C at 1704 today .

Overnight low tomorrow is forcast for 92 F, 33 C .
  

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Reply #13 - 06/22/17 at 13:46:52
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How do the airheads handle the heat at stoplights?
  
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Reply #14 - 06/22/17 at 17:16:02
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If you have a lot of stop lights, low speeds, not a good idea to use the airheads .

I have a temp indicating oil dip stick and the oil temp goes up pretty fast once the bike is up to operating temperature and you stop for a few minutes .

I only use the airheads on weekends to work, of if a major hoilday falls in my work week, no congested traffic .

I would like to use full synthetic oil in the airheads, but I tried Mobil 1 for motorcycles in 1999 and the real main seal started leaking in a few hundred miles .

So I switched to semi-synthetic and no issue until a few  months ago, main seal is seeping again .

I need to use premium fuel in the hot weather as well, as the pinging, or pinking on even medium acceleration .
  

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Reply #15 - 06/25/17 at 15:20:56
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The heat continues unabated here !!!

The day time high temps have not been below 115 F, 46 C, for the last 10 days according to the weather station I have in my backyard .

Overnight low temp today, was 93 F, 34 C, at 0600 today .

Forecast for 117 F, 47 C, again today .

112 F, 44 C at 1300 .
  

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Reply #16 - 06/25/17 at 18:46:44
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I'm not going to complain about it being hot here anymore after reading this.
  
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Reply #17 - 06/25/17 at 19:23:25
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It's been pretty brutal the last 10 days or so on the motorcycles .  Cheesy

Got home from work yesterday and didn't feel very good either, spent most of the day outside .
  

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Reply #18 - 06/25/17 at 23:07:34
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Time to crawl back into the cage until the heat-wave lets up.  I decided a couple years ago that the bike would stay in the garage on days where it would just make me miserable...  Sad
  

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Reply #19 - 06/25/17 at 23:55:14
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Justin B. wrote on 06/25/17 at 23:07:34:
I decided a couple years ago that the bike would stay in the garage on days where it would just make me miserable...  Sad



That Bob Roller has got to be a tough ol' bird to ride to work in a pizza kiln
  

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Reply #20 - 06/29/17 at 14:40:30
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My R65 is the first air cooled vehicle I have owned.  What happens when one overheats?  Does it just stop?  Or will it keep running until something really bad happens to the head and engine?
  
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I have never had an engine overheat to that point, I would think it would start running poorly and if you kept on, it would stop .
  

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Reply #22 - 06/29/17 at 22:01:12
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JJH wrote on 06/29/17 at 14:40:30:
What happens when one overheats?  Does it just stop?


I think you would get a lot of pre-ignition or "pinging" before it got hot enough to hurt anything.

If Bob, with 125 degree air and 175 degree Shocked streets doesn't have a problem.....it's gottta be a non issue for the rest of us.
  

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Reply #23 - 07/01/17 at 04:35:16
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Weather is strange.

There has been a heat wave in southern Europe with temperatures above 40C in some areas.

Yet I've just come home from a few days away at a latitude much further south than Europe and even slightly further south than where Bob is and while the sun was very strong, the temperature never rose above 27C  (80F) 

It was Madeira, an island 500 miles off the coast of Africa so the ocean moderates the temperature. Lots of bikes and scooters and they didn't look uncomfortably hot.

Back home it's a bit of a let down with a dull damp day at 14C
57F  Sad
  

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Reply #24 - 07/01/17 at 17:52:19
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Humidity has a great effect on temperature as the  humidity rises, it acts as  insulation, it prevents the air from getting hotter, but it also reduces cooling overnight .

The high temps I had here the past two weeks,  the humidity was under 5%, if the humidity goes above 15 %, you won't see temps in the 120 F range .
  

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That makes sense as the humidity in Madeira was typically 60% and the temperature held up over night.
  

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The temp went back up to 118 F, 48 C, this afternoon  .

Ty-wrapped a wireless temp transmitter to the left lower fork stanchion on the oilhead around cylinder height .

Highest temp I had on the receiver, was 151 F, 66 C .

This was no traffic on the way home from work on a urban expressway about 70 mph, 115 km/hr .

I'm glad that I have a commute to and from work, less than 15 minutes, I don't know if I would ride in these temps, if my commute was significantly longer !!!!!!!!!!!!


  

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I ran away to Butte, Montana for the summer. Unfortunately could only take one bike and opted for my F6B Goldwing for the long ride. My R65 is home in Tucson in the garage.  Great rides and views here with little traffic. Next year I may try to trailer and bring both my babies.
  

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Lordcargo, sounds like a great way to escape the unrelenting furnaces of hell here in the northern Sonoran desert of Aridzona !!!!!!!!!!!!!! Cool


113 F, 45 C, at 1430 when I got off of work today .

The temp indicating dipstick on the '81 R65, showed 110 F, 43 C, before starting the engine .

Got home and checked the tire temps, front 147 F, 64 C, rear tire 157 F, 69 C .

Road surface temp in front of my house, 167 F, 75 C .
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Bob_Roller wrote on 06/19/17 at 17:40:32:
Street in front of my house, 171 F, 77 C at 1700 .


I can picture you and all your neighbors out with your infrared heat guns!  Grin
  
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Finally a reprieve from the heat !!!!

Our 'monsoon season ' is upon us here in the southwestern US .

Our usual weather from the west has changed to coming from the southeast, moisture from the Gulf of Mexico is now influencing our weather, usually starts in mid July, through mid September .

Got 3 inches, about 8 cm of rain from 7 PM yesterday, through 10 AM today that's about half of our annual rain here in the Phoenix area .

Currently 86 F, 30 C and 71% humidity at 1500 local .

Not a ' dry heat ' today .
  

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Do you recycle the water from your swamp coolers?
Use it to flush your toilets?
  
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I don't have a swamp cooler, just refrigeration cooling .
  

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Good Lord Bob! How do you do it. My daughter and fiance just moved from Breckenridge CO to Las Vegas and asked for my help. I flew to Denver, rented a box truck and went 10,000 feet up into the mountains to load it. Then drove to Las Vegas and unloaded it in 110 degree temps. The altitude was rough but not nearly as rough as the heat. I will never again complain about how hot it gets in south Georgia again!  Smiley
  

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You get acclimated to it after being here 24 years .

Also, you choose when to ride, now, I restrict my riding to work and back, 11 mile commute each way .

When I go out on my days off, I'm on the road by 0500 and home by 0900 .

We can't wait for ' winter ' to show up here !!!
  

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It is funny how we end up with such opposite seasonal behaviors depending on whether we're in the upper half or the lower half of the country.

Personally, though I don't like triple digit temperatures, I have a much better functioning in the dry Aridzona heat than then steamy Georgia/Florida heat - even when the steamy heat is below 100F
  

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Mike, I agree on that!  I went through Basic Training at Ft. Knox, KY, during early summer (May-Jul) and it was miserable!  When I finished my time in Hell I went to Ft. Huachuca, AZ for technical training and although it was much hotter it didn't feel nearly as bad.
  

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Reply #37 - 08/05/17 at 18:18:56
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It's been miserable here the last 10 days or so, the dew point temperature has been in the mid 60's to low 70's .

That's about the same you get in the southeast and deep south US this time of year .
  

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Reply #38 - 08/05/17 at 18:21:44
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[quote author=a although it was much hotter it didn't feel nearly as bad. [/quote]

Ft. Hoochj Kooch is at 4600 elevation..... snowed a couple times in the morning when I was there. At that altitude the peak temp resides back to tolerable pretty quick in the evenings
  

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I was there from July through the following January.  All I had for transportation was a motorcycle...  Tongue
  

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Justin B. wrote on 08/05/17 at 21:52:22:
I was there from July through the following January.  All I had for transportation was a motorcycle...  Tongue


I got out Mar 29 and was there 6 months. I was on a 1966 Norton 750 Atlas usually parked down at the VFW  Shocked
  

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I was riding a Honda CB450 at the time.  What were you going to school for, there?  I was in 26N AIT...
  

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Justin B. wrote on 08/06/17 at 11:58:57:
I was riding a Honda CB450 at the time.  What were you going to school for, there?  I was in 26N AIT...


I had rotated back from VN (nd of 1968)and they put me with the 337/327th signal Co. It was great. I was a Hard stripe E-5 in a company of specialists...... too much Rank to work, and not enough rank to run anything..... life was good
  

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I would have enjoyed the heat. I finished Basic Training at Ft Jackson, SC (hot, humid) and Uncle Sam applied his twisted logic and sent a kid from the beaches of south FL to Ft Greeley, AK. In the winter. Left 80 degree weather and went to -40 degrees and never saw anything above 0 for four months. Ft. Huachuca sounds like a garden spot after that!
  

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marcmax wrote on 08/07/17 at 10:03:02:
Ft. Huachuca sounds like a garden spot after that!


There were some great things in that area once you got over the shock of " I'm in the middle of nowhere"

Bird sanctuaries, deep seated Western history with Tombstone AZ just minutes away. High altitude with deer roaming in your front yard in the mornings. Mining history and still active industry ( circa 1969) and at the time, quaint little places across the border to shop and explore ( that cudda changed a bunch)
  

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wilcom wrote on 08/07/17 at 10:55:38:
quaint little places across the border to shop and explore ( that cudda changed a bunch)


Yeah, 1969 was a LONG time ago!
My Dad was from Texas, so we made a few treks down there when I was growing up and visited the border towns, where we got to drink all the Coke we wanted!   Grin 
He was born in Laredo, and had a close cousin there, so we saw a lot of Nuevo Laredo; also Piedras Negras, as my Uncle lived in another border town, Eagle Pass.

Little kids:  "Chicklets! Chicklets!"  lol!

I had a step-grandmother who lived in Monterrey, Mexico.  That is as far south as we ever got.
  
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Reply #46 - 08/07/17 at 21:24:46
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marc - Yeah, Greely was sorta brutal.  Seems I remember that the Army did cold weather testing on stuff there.  I was at Wainwright and it got pretty cold, too.  I got a little "commemorative" card from a field problem one winter, Jack Frost, where it hit -45F during the exercise.  I remember the "frost line" on the wall inside our shop van was about 3' off the floor!
  

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I was talking to someone at the Airport the other day and they were complaining that they did not want to leave Oz and go home.  Home is Kuwait and the temp was 62 C. 

Holy cow, I thought.  I mentioned that I used to work down the road at Dhahran and she replied that it was cool down there.  Only 42 C ! 

Funnily enough I have been to Ft. Huachuca as well.  Once my buddy, whom worked at D-M drove down there chasing a deer tag ('91).  Another time I dropped in for lunch whilst visiting Tombstone.  Still had the correct ID to get in the front gate. 

Meanwhile in Oz, we are having exceptionally warm winter weather in Brisbane.  It is expected to be 30 C tomorrow and down south the snow just keeps falling.... 
  

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Reply #48 - 11/06/17 at 18:00:47
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The ' hot season ' has finally ended here .
Air conditioning was turned off Oct. 30 .
Morning temps are around 57 F, 14 C, daytime highs 80 F , 27 C .
Perfect weather to work on the bikes and cars .
  

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