After a tough 6,699 miles, I'm home!
I rode my '07 K1200GT motorcycle, along with a best friend (rides an LT), from Southern Cal. to Washington DC for the Rolling Thunder Memorial Day ride. We left Rancho Cucamonga May 19th and arrived in DC May 29th.
Run For The Wall is an MIA/POW organization that sponsers and maintains the yearly trek from California to DC stopping in small towns USA along the way.
This was my first time to DC and to the Wall.
I had absolutely NO problems with my bike tho I was concerned about both the final drive and cam tensioner. I had previously had the tensioner replaced with the new type tensioner and just had had the 18,000 warranty check done which includes changing the oil in the final drive. I did take the bike in for a complete safety check prior to leaving for Rancho Cucamonga and there were no issues. My partners LT's final drive puked in Louisville Kentucky - we got it replaced & cought up to the group in West Virginia in time to ride into Arlington with them.
Couple of pics.
National Anthem leaving Rancho Cucamonga
My loaded GT
The Herd - beemers are to the far left
AngelFire NM - me & my bike
Made it - Arlington Virginia
Rolling Thunder forming-up in the Pentagon parking lot