I've only been back about 2 weeks and it is hard to believe that I've ever been away. I came home on a Saturday evening just before sunset and on Sunday I was busy cleaning my bike
The soap and water part was easy. Now it was time to tackle the dirty wheels
I remembered that I had a front stand to make it easier to turn the front wheel and brought out my container of Kerosene
After a lot of elbow grease and sweat I managed to get them decently clean. I was working on my concrete carport floor so there was no danger of my bike falling
Then it was time to get my bike serviced, so the following weekend (last weekend) I rode my bike to my mechanic for an oil/filter change. My last oil change was at Kissell Motorsports in State College, PA
Since then I have ridden about 10,000 kms which is the recommended service interval if using full synthetic oil
Since I have selfishly taken most of the summer for myself I decided it was time to use my Corvette and try to spend more time with Mrs Skoot before summer disappears. We went for a ride last Sunday. It was nice to enjoy the very warm sunshine without having to wear ATGATT and my hot riding boots.
Crocs® or Sandals were my first choice (you don't know how hard it is to find the correct shade of Pink)
It was also nice to feel the wind in your hair and not have to wear a helmet
As usual I drive as if I am alone as Mrs Skoot rests her eyes and manages to wake up just as we reach wherever we are going
This day we headed to busy White Rock, BC a seaside community about an hour south of Vancouver
Then we headed over to Crescent Beach to complete our beach loop drive
And then we took the Freeway home so I could prepare the BBQ chicken for dinner.
A couple of days ago I drove my 'Vette to Richmond for Breakfast and visited my friend. While it is warm during the afternoons, you can feel a slight chill in the air letting you know that summer is coming to an end soon
I visit for a while and then head home. I put on my riding gear and head over to my local BMW Motorrad dealer on Granview Highway where they are having their "last" customer appreciation day for this year
I also asked the service department to check out my brakes as they did a factory recall just before my trip and replaced the front brake line and did a fluid flush. During my trip the brake lever didn't feel right and I thought that I would have them check it out. They said it was normal for the lever to push "less" after the first pull due to the one way valve action. I am not sure this is right but until someone tells me different I will accept what they said
I usually change out of my riding gear & riding boots in warm weather and I had a BBQ hamburger with all the trimmings and a soda.
When I was inside I couldn't help but notice all the buttons on this RT
I also had to climb aboard and see how it felt
It felt much heavier than my R1200R but the salesperson said it was only marginally heavier but due to the higher centre of gravity it was more cumbersome to move around
They are also a Ducati Dealer, and recently purchased the other dealer in Richmond where I had been going to purchase my BMW parts
I did walk around to look at all the machinery and apparel upstairs before I headed home
Sunday we headed over to Shelter Island Marina
We come here often for Sunday Brunch at Tugboat Annie's and today it was nice to just sit on the bench and just enjoy the day
River levels seem very low as compared to what they were a few months ago
It was a relaxing Labour Day holiday weekend and soon it was time to head home . . .
and tuck the car away until "next time"