Originally Posted by Tourdog
And, of course your now stopped and possibly precariously parked on some heavily sloped loose gravel shoulder.......................... 125 miles beyond the last town........................
I also applaud your attempt to reduce some of the worrying that some experience due to the FD failure issue. (I personally think of the issue sometimes, but try not to worry about it.)
Your on the same shoulder as described above, or pulling away from it, and the light comes on.
Closest town is 125mi, and has one gas pump representing the full extent of the towns services. My questions are:
Do you try to make it to town, and if you make it there, try for home?
Call the tow truck?
Change the FD fluid and see what is going on? (Did you bring a qt of fluid?)
With a failure indication, do you assume failure is imminent and go for a rebuild? (Either at the next town with a dealer or when you get it home.)
I think I would keep going anyway. Especially since there aren't any nice alternatives. When I can move the wheel using the center stand test I know I'm out of options and the only question is how to get it to a dealer.
That said, I think you should continue your project. Keep us informed. It certainly is interesting.