Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Spokane Washington
Great ride ends flat !!!
For my birthday yesterday wife and I decide to take a 300+ mile ride up into the Canadian Rockies. What a great day, mid 80's, blue skies with a great lunch of borsch and homemade bread at a little town just north of the border. After crossing back into Wa State found some non E-10 premium, topped off the RGU and headed south for home. Cruising along at 65 mph and taking in all the sites and smells of the surrounding country side I all of sudden notice a sluggishness to the otherwise smooth ride. Within moments I feel the rear starting to waddle. I immediately pull over and sure enough the rear tire is FLAT. Thank god this spring I updated my AAA account to include my two wheeler. An hour and a half later my steed is up on the flatbed headed to the local dealer. I call the dealer at 515pm knowing they close at 6pm. They agree to leave a storage gate unlocked so I can drop the bike and keys for new rear rubber. When we finally arrive at the dealer after a 25 mile trek with my steed waving I'm the wind we find the gate locked. No option at this point until the tow driver offers to leave bike on the trailer and keep in his shop overnight. This morning he shows up right at our meeting time of 830am.
Duane with T&T towing gets a $20 and a big thanks from yours truly. Great guy who own's three bikes all non HD. Dealers response on why they failed to leave gate open? A shrug of the shoulders. I'll be having conversation with dealer owner tomorrow when I pick up my ride. 42 years of riding hundreds of thousand miles and this is my first tire failure.
All in all it was still a great day/ride with a sub note on the day that shit happens and all's well that ends well.
2011 103" RGU Merlot Sunglo V&H Rounds, SERT, Fullsac X Pipe, SE/AC, SE255 cams,Brightass, IPOD Kit, Zumo 660, Hammock, Heritage Bars, Bag Guards, Tire Presssure Monitoring.