It must have something to do with the date...
On 4/20 I picked up my 2009 R1200GS from Rick up in Gardnerville.
The trip was beautiful. Sights like this most of the day.
I'm not young anymore and those all day road trips just don't work for me. So Sheila and I stopped in Bishop, CA on the way back.
There was a nice dog friendly park next to the motel.
Here's the new steed sitting next to my garage. Darn thing is so big no way it and the KTM can share the garage.
Yesterday I got the registration done and spent a lot of time ordering stuff on the internet.
Now I'm doing more in depth research on what things should be done.
My plans for the time being are to put some riding in and get a feel for the new girl.
After a bit I'll park it and tear it down like I do with all my bikes. There is quite a list of preventive items that are in need.
Note- Rick did a fine job of maintenance and record keeping. However some of the items I noticed and researched are in need more due to my OCD about that type of stuff.
I'm already noticing the need to deal with the clutch chatter. In doing that job I will be tearing into areas that will require seals and some greasing and lube. Mostly a maintenance issue.
From what I've read on the internet doing the clutch will require tearing the bike in half.
I guess I'm going to get up close and personal with my new girl.
On my wish list is a GS-911 diagnostic tool. That is one expensive little jobby.
Eventually I will be putting up the KTM 950 for sale. Not until this GS is all resolved though.
Thanks for tagging along on this journey.