The motorcycle shop, Custom Mafia, in Cortez didn’t know how to work on my bike, so I sent Rick on his way to California to see his daughter.
I rented a UHaul truck and trailer to take the bike to the Triumph dealer in Albuquerque. The guys at Custom Mafia were very helpful in getting the bike up on the trailer. I tied it down and they checked to make sure I did it properly. (I did.)
I drove 275 miles to Albuquerque and dropped off the bike about 10 minutes before they closed. I got a hotel room, found a place in back to park the rig, and walked down the street to Rudy’s BBQ. As I arrived, about 40 members of the Carlsbad Caverns high school baseball team were walking in. Fortunately the restaurant had a buffet setup for them. The Road Glide group would love this place. I didn’t take my camera with me, so Google it and check it out.
The dealer is going to diagnose the bike in the morning. They hope to have a parts list ready before noon so they can order the parts and overnight them. Then they can make repairs on Friday. That’s the best we can hope for.
The times I’ve been to Albuquerque were in the summer. The last few days have been cold and rainy. That’s a big contrast from the hot, dry days I experienced on previous trips.