I had a great time in the terrible traffic on highway 91 today, and of course my bike got smoking hot despite the shoulder riding I did. Then, just as I was getting on the bridge (and traffic was actually moving) the back tire locks up and the engine quits. I was stuck against the median in the fast lane... big lame! The engine would barely turn over, and certainly wouldn't start.
Thanks to all the riders who gave me a thumbs up/down or called to me, not much anyone could do but I appreciate the concern. And thanks to Earl from Roadway Towing (who rides an R1) for pulling up next to me with his flatbed and getting me and my bike off the damn bridge.
The bike started fine when it had cooled, and sounds the same as always (no mysterious pings or knocks). I'm gonna change the oil tomorrow (I'm sure the stuff in there is cooked) is there anything else I should do? Any tips other than ride the shoulder that will keep my bike a little cooler in traffic?