Originally Posted by cccpastorjack
Aw, come on Hans...them gray hair's ain't mile markers...you got those frettin' 'bout a Final Drive failure!
love ya bro!
Thanks for the laugh Jack.
But I stopped worrying about that after my first failure.
Nowadays I tend to worry more about large hairy four legged things
running out into the road.
Originally Posted by TouringProf
Interesting that your primary measure of quality, reliability, and performance in a long distance luxury tourer would be a short morning's drive in the rain without getting wet. I can do that on virtually any bike with the proper rain gear. The fact that you would find 200 miles with decent protection against the weather as newsworthy may be more of a bash job on the LT than others who actually complain about two successive rear drive failures. Just an observation.
YMMV, probably does, and eventually will.
Maybe I shoulda been more specific,
anything mechanical can and will break eventually,
that's not going to keep me "sitting on the couch"
I don't think I ever said anything about "newsworthy"
the rain gear was in the saddlebag, I never felt the need to stop and put it on.
There was light rain when I left (I didn't mind) I had the option of Interstate verses backroads, I opted for the slower long way just because I enjoy riding this bike that much and the ergonomics of this fine machine make even a less than perfect day a pleasure.
Sure I could have done the very same on a 1968 Suzuki X6 Hustler
(my first bike)
but it wouldn't have been as much fun!
Of course my wife will tell you that
I don't ever stop to put raingear on until I'm already wet!