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Saturday, May 28, 2011

Two Week Countdown

The big ride is getting closer. Our target date for departure is Friday, June 17, 2011 at 9:00am. I still have a few maintenance issues to deal with before our trip:

  • New tires installed on Bushtec trailer
  • New front brake pads installed
  • Bleed brake lines
  • Replace spark plugs
  • Download and install new Garmin maps on Zumo 550

I plan to begin these maintenance procedures next week. I should be able to perform all of these duties with the exception of having the Bushtec wheels balanced after new tires are installed.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Finalizing hotel reservations

I have been working today getting all our hotel reservations made for the upcoming trip. Right now, we are scheduled to pull out of the driveway at 7:00am on June 15. Our first stop will be Miami, Oklahoma, just north of Tulsa.

I have been making most of our reservations at Hampton Inns along the way. We have accumulated Hilton Honors points over the years and have always been pleased with Hampton's quality. When we get to Milwaukee, WI, we will be spending three nights at The Iron Horse Hotel (

I have all reservations made except for the return portion of the trip, which I will most likely make after we return from our China/Korea cruise. I still have to install new tires and tubes on the Bushtec, new brake pads on the Wing and I plan to bleed the brakes as well. New spark plugs will be ordered as well.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Prepping for the ride

This weekend I started getting the bike ready for your upcoming ride in June. Last week I had new Bridgestone tires installed and Saturday I installed new low beam headlight bulbs. The lights were working, but one was looking a little weak, a sign that it was getting ready to go out any day. I am testing the new Luminics bulbs I read about.

I also shot a video of the headlight bulb change and posted it to my YouTube channel just for grins.