My garage in winter mode
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The bike batteries are under the house where it's warm and on a trickle charger. The snowblower is at battle stations.
To get the snowblower ready for its 2d season, I figured it probably needed its valve clearances adjusted. I was right. In the process I took off the spark arrester/snow-keeper-outer (like on a boat, it goes where an air filter would on a car) and a buncha associated tin to ease access for getting the rocker cover off. Valves adjusted, tin back on, it still ran...
The first time I used the machine it ran rich like the choke wasn't coming all the way off. I've been at this long enough to know that since I'd just been working in the area I better check my work and see if after 40 years I'd finally erred (cough). I started in by taking the snow-keeper-outer off and if I hadn'ta been looking right at it I'da missed it - just when I pulled the s-k-o away from its rubber gasket, all the tin I'd had off went 'erk' and moved almost imperceptibly. Just enough to remove the bind on the choke lever that I had inadvertently installed (no extra charge. Heh.). Runs like a scalded dog now.
What, you may well ask, is a bottle of Pine-Sol doing in the picture? There's not enough Pine-Sol in the world to make that garage germ-free.
It's bear repellent. Bears won't go near that stuff, so I put some in a container and put it in the back of the pickup the night before trash pick-up day. With the bed cap unlatched even though our bear figured out how to open it. I'm not relying on her memory if she gets hungry and goes hunting.
I'm sure there'll be more winter-related stuff. Stay warm, my friends.