So after the first ride after suspension repair, I noticed a hole in the radiator, which I ignored too long and blew the head gasket. After repairing the radiator, I also ignored a few signs – discolored water in the radiator, until I noticed water in the oil – game over. I needed a head gasket. So after a month of struggling with parts, and head removal, I finally was able to swap out the thin, Teflon-coated aluminum membrane that separates the head from the block.
Many times have I ridden the backroads around Tellico, coming an going to somewhere else – beyond. Always on the way to the mountains, or coming back – Tellico always seemed to be the “portal” to another space – the mountains of Tennessee, or North Carolina. I had always heard the dirt around the area […]
Teachers are lucky or maybe just smart. Two and a half months off once a year, why am I not a teacher? My better half is and as soon as the last bell rings, she takes the kids south to be with her family and leaves me here to feed the animals. These getaways usually […]
For quite a few years I have listened to many owners about the conditions they face when making decisions about when and if they ride. I always find it amusing when they talk about percentages and chances of rain, like it is fact, or determined that 30% means you are gonna get wet. Just keep […]