I rolled into the driveway last night from a five day run on the '48 FL. I was plumb wore out but grinning. It had been quite the few days leading up to the trip but everything just seemed to sort itself out. The repop breather tube that I had installed decided it needed to seperate the the elbow from the stud and was flopping around in the primary after my last trip two weeks ago. I ripped the primary apart and installed an old tube, started reassembling and while threading on the engine sprocket..... the damn nut stripped as I was torquing it down!!! I had two days before I had to leave and nobody had anything remotely close to what I needed. But luck was on my side and a friend came up with the magic part the day before the departure date. All was back together and off I went.
I decided that I was going to make a big loop of it and headed in a northwestern direction. I then turned back south and had a pretty lengthy wait at the ferry landing. It finally showed up and I got myself parked up front!!!!
Here's a shot while we on the water for you scenery fans.
After the ferry landing I had to stop in a little town along the way to look at a vehicle my wife had found on the internet. We got to yacking and before I knew it I stepped out of his shop to see that the sun had almost set!!! I don't mind a little night riding but this was heavy deer country and they just love to see if you can miss them while they zig zag across the road!!! I was only about an hour from Kaslo and decided I would proceed with caution. While weaving through the curvy road I noticed that the dummy light for the oil pressure had come on. I had increased the oil flow for the oiler on the pump and hadn't thought to check it at the last gas stop and got to thinking that I had better do it pretty soon. I rolled into the next little town just as they were rolling the carpets up. I did manage to purchase a flashlight (one of the two or three things I forgot to bring!!) before the lights went out and checked the oil. I had obviously set the oiler a little heavy as there wasn't much left in the tank!!! I knew there was a campground close by and rolled the bike down to it and dealt with the bike in the morning. I rolled into Kaslo the next day about an hour before registration was to close and got myself signed up and a place to pitch my tent.
Here's a few shots I took before I found a campground....
This bike was awesome!!!!