some ULR justification:
Some install photos for T4R.org (3rd gen ULR):
put in a few hours on the submarine:
(that last one is the water that came out of the crankcase)
picked up a new first gen for Julia:
some bumper file pictures for T4R.org:
Reference photo for my discussion team – the rest of you talk amongst yourselves.
I finally picked up a bike lift for myself. Way overdue.
pulled the plugs from the Ironhead (it started missing & backfiring, running rich) and was amused that even these parts have HD on them.
so last Friday (13th) I bought my uncle’s ’82 Sportster. my first HD.
changes are imminent, but here’s how it sits at the moment:
well, my trip to and from Solvang, California for the 2018 RGruppe Treffen went well. mostly.
I left NC a day late (monday afternoon) but was in my hotel in CA wednesday evening as planned – I’d caught up to folks I knew in ABQ that morning and rode in with them.
Our track day at Streets of Willow was the next morning:
I cut that day short and headed on to Treffen to catch up with Julia.
Treffen was great; it’s like a family reunion – or a traveling circus? – seeing buddies every 6 to 12 months for a few days. My ’75 won a GT award this year, which was fantastic. (I’ve since picked up a YOM [year of manufacture] NC tag: “RGT”.) 🙂
Julia took her rental back to LAX and caught her flight Sunday morning; Bob and I hit the road. I stopped to see a 4Runner buddy for a beer and an hour, then headed East. The next morning, we swung by PartsKlassik in Flagstaff (Kurt likes to fry my noodle with ignition/electrical data) then grabbed lunch at LaPosada in Winslow. It started to rain shortly thereafter, and at 8:08PM, I caught some water flowing across I40 after a crest on an off camber curve and hydroplaned into the cables in the center median (which was a substantial ditch, naturally.)
The 1600 miles home were a different experience, but I made it.