I wish I was to the point of packing... I am still building **** to make this trip!!!! Hope to have the luggage rack built tonight and the lightbar wired (I installed it during lunch!! lol).
Need to fill her up and tune the carb, could really use a coolant flush but i won't have time unless I can take it in and have it done Wednesday during the day. I am leaving right after work, maybe 4ish. Trying to make it to Memphis around midnight then leave about 8 a.m. Should be in Nashville around 11:15 and have lunch, Knoxville by 3pm and stopping to chat with the painter for an hour, then into NC and to the Hotel around 6....that is unless I decide to head south from Knox to hit Cherahola (sp) Skyway and US129 again. The last trip across Cherahola was in the rain clouds with minimal gear. This trip looks like it will map out with clear skys out there and back. Couldn't have picked a better weekend! If I run the latter I won't arrive until 8ish Thursday night.
Need to pick up and install a new radar detector as well, will help me keep to my time schedule! lol Sold my last one with the BMW. Need to pick up a warm pair of gloves too. The ones I have were given to me back in 85. Getting a bit weathered. So :
wire the light bar and adjust all lights
finish rack mount and mount the trunk
gas up and tune carb
adjust cables for clucth and throttle
clean the bike
change coolant and inspection (never been inspected since 02) lol
Looks like I can get all this done tonight and tomorrow... so barring any issues I haven't accounted for, looks like a good departure for Wednesday night!
Upon return I can work on a couple gauge issues that aren't working (tach/oil pressure), which reminds me, I still haven't calibrated the speedometer yet so I will be doing that on the highway and adjusting at stops.
Really happy with the results of Vicious' touring makeover.... looking really nice. Can't wait to show her off at the ECR and meeting everybody, most for the first time.
See ya'll Thursday night!
When does it end? It doesn't....it's a Vicious Cycle!!