This morning the service department at PJ’s Motorcycles dove into my bike right away. They tried flushing and bleeding the clutch actuator, but that didn’t fix the problem. They pulled off the clutch cover and found friction pad grit. They pulled out everything and decided the basket was OK, but the clutch disk, friction plates, and springs needed to be replaced as well as the slave cylinder.
The tech broke the front fender when he did a test ride before working on the bike. Fortunately the owner covered the cost of replacing the fender and, luckily, they had a fender in stock. The other parts had to be ordered and I agreed to pay for overnight shipping.
Once we had the scope of the work determined, I took the truck and trailer to the drop-off spot at Vigil’s Beef Jerky store. They also have a U-Haul franchise. I had to drive past twice to find it. I was expecting to see a big sign and U-Haul trucks and trailers. The sign is tiny and the equipment is in the back.
Usually I post a bunch of pictures of flowers. I haven’t done that on this trip, so I took some time to smell the flowers and photograph one while waiting for a taxi back to the hotel.
Tomorrow we wait for parts. If they arrive early enough, the repairs will be completed.
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