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.