Tuesday December 4th, 2012

Greetings and welcome!

The TV weather guy is starting to talk about a storm for the weekend. I took a look and like he showed there is a weekend storm with the low tracking about right to favor our area.

The bad news is twofold.. One- it is 6 days out in the models, and two- The GFS doesn’t think much of it at the moment. While the setup is nice, it is only showing up as a weak 2-4 or 3-6 storm to be a little generous about it. A lot can happen in 6 days, so we will keep an eye on it.

Fall brought a lot of work for me, which is good. Now that deer hunting has passed things are slowing down a little, and I have been hammering away catching up on my outside work. I worked hard this weekend and I am about 3/4 of a cord away from beingĀ  done with firewood. After a little work on the truck plow and the blue room I will be pulling sleds in to work on them.

I did a little surfing around tonight on the RXLs. They are nice running when they are set up right, and I made a little progress on that.

They have a gadget that was called a Select Monitor that broke out the EFI computer and would tell you all of the sensor settings. It was fairly crude, but it worked for a nominal fee of about 350-700 bucks. That isn’t going to fly here in the land of sub-500 dollar sleds.

A while back I ran into a Finnish guy that had a Select Monitor program for the laptop, and it was even free. I still needed the interface box, but I didn’t like the price. Tonight I scored one of those for $6 shipped. Yee-ha! It should be here Saturday. It will need a little soldering and wiring, but I ain’t skert. It will be really nice to have diagnostics and sensor readings for setting up the TPS and checking the sensors out, and the price is sure right..

Beyond that, it wasn’t much of a weekend for winter weather. It was foggy as the warm air overran the cold ground. It rained a little late Saturday, but it held off until after the snowmobile show. Monday was foggy and a mist, and then later a line of rain that came through was hard enough to hear it pound on the roof. Saturday and Sunday nights were warm. It is 40 now at 3:30am Tuesday morning.

Now that it is December things are going to start picking up around here and on the other snowmobiling sites that I do. Last week I predicted that winter would start about 12-9, and so far we are on track with that. In the meantime it is going to be 40 and sunny today so I am off to get a little more sleep.

Have a good Tuesday and thank you for visiting!