Join Date: May 2009
Location: Indiana/ Michigan line at the Lake
Been very much looking forward to this year's July roadtrip.
I do one every year during the week of the 4th, as well as
others, but this is usually the longest ride of the year.
Going from a far-eastern 'burb of Chicago to upstate NY!
I lived there (Finger Lakes) for a year and a half and vowed to return on
a dualie motorcycle. That time has come. (shwing!)
Got my windshield made, extra pegs, tourpack all setup and did
a 26 mile test run fully loaded and was thrilled until the clutch cable broke.
That was the proverbial Sunday mornin' ride. Just me, no other traffic,
cops, deer, nothing at 5:00 am. I munched the cable when rerouting it
to compensate for the Rox risers. Knew there was a glitch, but the cable still
slid fine for a few hundred miles. Sunday morning a strand gave way and
I felt it scraping the inside of the housing. Within about a dozen shifts,
the domino effect had frayed about 10 strands and the cable stuck in place.
At only 2 miles from home it was no problem nursing it back home in 2nd
gear and rolling a few stop signs. Bumped it to neutral, shutdown,
and coastage into the driveway.
My home dealership is closed Sundays but when I called to order it Monday
they said they had received my email about the vacation and had already
ordered it!!! (bonus) Dude said Thursday, Friday at the latest, and $26.95
plus tax. Awesome! Cheaper than the aftermarket. Plus, I haven't
even been to the dealer since riding away in April of '09. LOL
I'm camping at my brother in laws, Chaztor from this site may hook up with us,
and I'm so completely stoked about this ride. Last year's was a bust, literally.
Weather looks decent thus far, and other than the cable, the batcycle is
in top form.
This is my son, with whom I am well pleased." ----God
Last edited by CheapBassTurd; 07-01-2010 at 01:30 AM.