Nothing ever happens all by itself. Before you can tie your shoelaces, you have to put on your shoes.
Was waiting for warmth and rain. Today was 16C! Late in the day, sprinkles of rain and likely more overnight.
Renovation of the "main" bathroom at the top of the stairs is basically complete, but awaiting some final items to install. So, the half of the garage that was used for tool storage by the installer became clear after noon.
1) sweep & take cardboard boxes to the recycle centre.
2) use the Park n' Move trolley (great item) to turn the bike around.
3) pump out the old fuel in the tank, put it in the minivan with lots of other fuel to dilute it.
4) get new, fresh fuel from the local gas station and pour it in, and ...
5) start the engine.
Every year, the first start of the engine is a concern. Never had a complete failure, but the fear is there. This time:
1) the battery delivered a fine high amperage current to the starter motor, thanks to the battery tender that has always done me good service,
2) the big twin gave a sideways shake and one cough, likely of old November fuel, stale as could be,
3) sucked down some fresh 94 octane fuel and ... just ran. Ran fine.
Funny how fast fear flees. [Sorry about the alliteration, just could not resist.]