The Longdogs

The Longdogs
Willy, Harley (back center), and Gretchen

Motorcycle Road Trip Prep

Heads up, the "boys" are getting ready to go on a road trip.

First the wheels have to come off because they are going to get new tires.

Okay, everybody has to be really, really careful moving through the garage because there isn't a lot of support for this body.

The old tires need to come off.  That means breaking the bead that helps hold them on.

Then the new ones have to get put on.  Tire first, then the tube gets slipped in so it doesn't get twisted or pinched.

It's not so easy to get the tire back on.

It's usually a two-person job.  Trying to make sure the tube isn't twisted or pinched.  And then trying to get the tire back on the rim properly.

I think maybe we got it.

Next stop was the motorcycle shop to get the tires balanced.  Funny thing happened on the way home, someone ran into the back of our car while it was stopped at a stop sign.  No, not really funny at all.  Steve did everything right and we are still waiting for the culprit's insurance company to get the repair process started.  Seems that their "client" hasn't contacted them about a claim yet.  Hmmm, police called, incident report filed, other kid's mom was called to scene so can't just blame the kid for not following through with proper action. What's wrong with people?

Motorcycle trip coming up next week.

1 comment:

  1. Just glad everybody is OK. Not fun to be rear ended.


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