Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Spanish Fort Al AKA L.A.
Well Friday night Memorial day weekend I got home from work @ 7:45, Had the 940's on by 8:30. Had the wife help me measure the SAG and did a ruff guesstamet as to what it would be with her on the bike as well.
Saturday 7:00 AM were out the door heading out for a long weekend 3 day ride with some friends. Went to Rodney MS. or rather where Rodney MS used to be. It is a ghost town now. Apparently it was a Port on the Mississippi river a few hundred years ago but the river diverted itself as it does quiet often geologically speaking. So no more port. Actually the river is now 4 miles away.
I can't say I recommend the ride there as it ends up with a 3 mile poorly maintained gravel road but after nearly 300 miles to see it we proceeded with caution.
Anyway on the way out we took a spill as the gravel shifted and the front tire acted more like a plow than a wheel.
Fortunately the crash guards front and the new ones for the bags I just recently put on did there job and the bike did not sustain any damage.
I have a bruise or two and the Better Half ended up with a fractured tibia and is now in a splint. going to see the ortho Dr. in AM. I think the rear crash guard hit her ankle on the way down. Could be much worse. We both wear protective gear, ie padded jackets, full helmets etc.
Anyway... the 940's made the trip much better, the bike handled much better and tracked the curves waay better than before. No regrets putting them on.
Got the bike front end disassembled today for the Monotube's but I couldn't find any 20 weight oil which is what progressive is calling for now. I will have to wait till the morning to buy some a the HD shop.
Wife was very impressed with the smoothness of the 940's especially on the emergency run home yesterday as every bad bump shot pain through her leg. It would have been excruciating without them, She said the ride was not bad at all with them, even with the broken ankle.
I'm thinking I will drop the front 2 inches rather than the more popular 1 inch. Hope to have it all back together tomorrow and get in a short ride. I am also doing my 50,000 mile service.
Lord Help me to be the Man my Dog thinks I am!
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