Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Bonita, CA, USA
final drive failure - deja vu
20 miles from Gettysburg, 3000 miles from home, my then low mileage '99 has it's first bearing failure. It had to be towed to Bob's in Jessup, MD. They had it fixed a few hours after receiving it, but I still had to miss seeing Gettysburg and Philadelphia.
Today, June, 2009 (2nd try)
20 miles from Gettysburg, 3000 miles from home, my 2008 with 16k , start vibrating under my boots. This time, the bike was able to limp the 80 miles to Bob's. They'll have it ready by noon tomorrow. We'll miss a day in the Capital and loose one of three nights in posh DC hotel, but we did see Gettysburg and Philly since this trip was planned clockwise. Both were better than I could have imagined. We're very happy tourist.
The first failure was a little scary, mostly because of the unknown so far from home. Then next 3, just an inconvenience. l'm still convinced it's the best 2 up long distance tourer.
'99 K1200LT Champagne(in Heidelberg)
'08 K1200LT Black