This long weekend I decided to take friday off and make it an extra long weekend. A group of us planned to go down through Winthrop, Kelowna, Revelstoke, Invermere, Cranbrook, Creston, Kelowna, and back home over four days. I was really excited about it. I was going to hit up great roads, with great friends, and a my new VFR. We left early this morning and made it across the border. As we were making our way through the farm roads, the roads were getting twistier. I was getting a good feel for my new toy. I took a corner, opened the throttle up, and I heard SNAAAAAAAAAAAAP! and the bike died. Thankfully the bike did not buck sersiously and I stayed on. Automatically I started the bike up and gave it gas but nothing was happening. I was in third gear and just coasting like I was in neutral. I had a bad feeling about it so I cut the engine and coasted to a safe area on the road. I got off the bike to check out the damage and sure enough my chain was gone completely. As I looked further down the bike was dumping oil at an alarming rate. Then as I looked closer the transmission casing was cracked and I had several other cracks along major engine parts. GREAT. As I am kicking, swearing and throwing my gear around my buddies come back to see whats wrong. We push the bike down the road to a small grocery store and figure out what to do. Thankfully we are close to the border and I was able to get a hold of my girlfriend. She has a truck and she always keeps a wooden plank and tie downs in the back. My girlfriend's status has just been elevated to the best girlfriend in the world!!! Since I was taken care of, my buddies continued on as I was standing in a puddle of my bikes oil. No sense in holding them up! I spent the next three hours chatting with the locals, eating fresh fruit, sandwhiches, ice cream, and reading my book. All in all for a shitty day it worked out all right. It could have been ALOT worse.
Ever since I picked up the bike I had an odd feeling about it. I don't know why. Then when I went on the ride I still had a 'feeling' but it was quickly fading. It's odd how some weird sensation is trying to tell you something but you just don't know. We do have a sixth sense!
If you have big plans or small ones. If something just does not feel right, at the very least take it easy.
I will post up pictures later. I hope everyone else has a great long weekend!!!
whoa! I just check the odometer on my bike, it read 50,000 kms EXACTLY!