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    What an idiot....road trip.

    Referring to myself.

    So, in changing out the kickstand the other night, I damaged the sensor....I checked to see if it would still go in gear and it would with the stand up, so I thought it was good. Fast forward to today, start of our weekend trip....and the thing would not go into gear. Had to take kickstand back off, remove sensor, use jumper wire to bypass it and tape it up. Start on our way, gas light been flashing but figured I could make it to the gas station in neighboring city 15 min away. Ran out of gas at 197 miles on that tank, literally about 1 mile from the gas station, on Comer Bridge over the TN river.....15 min from home. What an idiot. At least I know the limits of miles per tank now. So we are like 2 hours behind schedule, attending a Black Label Society concert in Clarksville TN tonight, but had some stops planned on the way and planned to get some video footage through some curves. Maybe we can still fit it all in. Again, what an idiot. Lol. Fantastic start to our trip.






    And here we are at Arbys, where we are about to depart from and hit the road. Off we go!



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    Senior Member What an idiot....road trip. StratTuner's Avatar
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    Fully loaded for camping/touring (and with an aging over-weight rider), my NC gets 180 miles on a tank.
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    I've learned to never do maintenance on a motorcycle right before trip. Glad you were able to recover.
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    I try to have everything done by two weeks before a trip. It gives my time to run the bike a bit and ensure I didnít mess something up.

    JT

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jt105 View Post
    I try to have everything done by two weeks before a trip. It gives my time to run the bike a bit and ensure I didn’t mess something up.

    JT
    Yup... +1^


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    Sucks to have that happen. Just gotta expect some unexpected stuff whenever on a bike trip and be flexible. Hope it doesn’t spoil the whole ride for you.


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    Ditto. :{P
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    What a day, 250 ish miles of curves and interstate. Good times, arrived at destination finally!





    More pics to come

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    Zakk Wylde is such a badass!

























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    Winner winner chicken dinner.



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