Monthly Archives: August 2009
[Note: I think I'm going to expand the scope of this blog just a touch and start including more automotive topics, certainly more regarding my automobiles, in addition to bike related stuff. I don't really have any other place to post that kind of stuff anymore. But it will always be primarily about my motorcycle, my travels, and the motorcycle world in general. --Friar]
Tim (my A/C repair guy) called about the Dakota cooling fan. He called Shelby (they were d!cks). He searched the internet (bupkis). He finally pulled the radiator and tore the motor apart and got a serial number and tracked it down. The GOOD news is that it’s still available. The bad news, well, you’re not going to fcuking believe this.
With my Experienced Rider Course looming one week hence, it was (past) time to get my bike back on the road. Here’s a few pictures of the process, and a couple of the goodies my pops and uncle brought me from California last weekend, including a compressor, router table, computer desk and rollaway tool chest.
With all the electrical problems I’ve had this year, it’s tempting to start from scratch. Yeah, yeah, I know. That would be just as big a headache as sorting things out on the stock harness.
Well, after a mere three-and-a-half weeks, the friend of mine who crashed in British Columbia is going home to Thompson Falls from Spokane this Wednesday (tomorrow). His bones (pelvic and femur) are still knitting together so he won’t be doing any serious moving around for 6-8 weeks yet. His mother flew in yesterday to take care of him for a while. The community has pulled together and outfitted his home with grab rails everywhere. Gotta love small towns. Sherri and I are going to stop by Thursday on the way to Spokane.