Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Our motorcycle is fixed!

Yeah, that picture was taken some time back.  My regular readers might recall that our beloved Gold Wing broke down in the middle of Branson in early November, and our daughter had to come and pick us up.  Click HERE if you have not read about it.

We could have taken our bike to a local Honda dealer; we'd have gotten it home in a day or two, if we'd done that.  But the price would have been half again as much as we'd pay at Hub Motorcycle.  Nobody has a bad word to say about this place.

The trouble was, in order to save us some money, they intended to get the part we needed (I call it an alternator, but there's another name for it) from somebody other than Honda; the part was back-ordered.  They'd have gone ahead and put the Honda part in, but it would have cost more.  And let's face it, we wouldn't be riding our motorcycle this time of year anyhow; so we let them store it for us.

Finally, today, we got the call.  "Lightning", as we named our bike, is ready.  It'll be $400.  But at the Honda dealer, it would have been $600.

Motorcycles, like horses or antique tractors or any other hobby, are quite a drain on the pocketbook.  I don't care, I'm ready to ride, as soon as the temperature gets above 45 degrees!

Oh, I'll have a diet report in the morning; stay tuned.

10 comments:

bhbner2him said...

Oh, aren't you cute!  -  Barbara

ajoleblon said...

Okay, I'll be waiting for my ride when the temps rise to above 80 degrees...LOL

ksquester said...

I'll watch you drive by anytime the temp is above 70 degrees. haaaa   Anne

woodmotorsports said...

It's about time. I'd about gave up on them fixing it.

ora4uk said...

Well I figured it was gonna show up soon....and with the weather...didn't see you going anywhere right now on it....Hugs....Ora

fmgruber said...

I'm not near as interested the motor news as I am in the diet report. (hehehe) Fernan

csandhollow said...

We waited until 50 again before riding. Had a great time

deslily said...

long ago i drove my own 360 honda.. had to try to get a christmas present for my husband without him knowing so i had to drive it "uptown" in december.  Though i had leather on and a helmet with a full face shield i think the hairs in my nose froze!  lol.. it's just not as much fun in the cold weather lol

madcobug said...

I think you and Cliff need to ride your cycle to GA. to see your son at Christmas. LOL. Maybe you two can head that was when the weather get warm. helen

bookncoffee said...

Glad you got your cycle fixed....I will look forward to more of your adventures.