Day 18 – Service, Storm and Sick Dog


Day 18 of my X Country trip was spent mainly at MAX BMW in Brookfield, CT.  I needed a 20,000 KM service but decided to wait until I get home to have the valves inspected on my bike.

Cool dealer, they have loads of classic bikes on the show room floor as well as all the new models.

The service included, air filter, oil filter and oil change, top up fluids, inspection.  The Master Tech found my output Shaft Seal to be leaking oil and was replaced under warranty.  I got new front and rear brake pads, a new DID gold chain and sprockets.  Mainly preventive measures I am taking.  My tires, chain and pads all had some life left in them but I still have over 4000 miles to go.  I adjusted the ergo’s of my handle bars a bit and with Dan we tilted them back in my risers just a touch to make my reach a little closer.  Felt good afterwards when I was riding. Continue reading “Day 18 – Service, Storm and Sick Dog”

Triumph Explorer & Tire Day


Our day started out early because we had to get down to our dealer PACIFIC MOTOSPORTS

to get our new tires mounted.  We are leaving we hope Monday for just a short 2 weeks trip down to the KLIM Adventure rally and then we are not sure where.

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No Longer a KTM Virgin – sat on one today! ;-)


So, while I was out and about today in search for a Y-splitter for my Gerbing’s liner I decided to stop here…

Nice cool Dealership that sells Suzuki, Honda, KTM and Kawasaki

While at this dealer, I had a look around of course to see some of the new 2012 bikes I have been reading about.  I saw the new Suzuki V Strom 650, some KTM dirt bikes I wanted to get a look at, a Dakar model KTM and to be honest among all these great looking bikes…none did it for me.  Well, the KTM Dakar sure was an interesting looking bike and I can even touch the ground.  Not flat foot but really no different from the way I fit on the Triumph Tiger 800XC. Continue reading “No Longer a KTM Virgin – sat on one today! ;-)”

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