$300 later and fingers crossed, I think we have a fixed bike. Bodged anyway with a bit of welding. The rear wheel drive gearbox had stripped a spline, ideally requiring a new assembly, but that was too expensive with a long wait to get the part. After a short debate, it was agreed that they would take the rear wheel out, take the shaft assembly out and disassemble the gearbox and weld a sleeve onto the spline. They tested it and it seems good - but time will tell. So we leave North Bend tomorrow bound for the big Redwoods. I quite enjoyed the pampering of hot showers, use of hairdryers, coffee machines, internet etc etc., not to mention a bit of shopping (more glasses!), but have missed being out there on the bikes, the best bit of it all.
After my husband Jim was made redundant (he wasn't that sorry), and semi retirement loomed, we decided on planning a trip of a lifetime, while we felt the body would still just about hold out. Both being keen on motorcycling, and always having the dream of riding the wide open spaces, the West coast of the US seemed an obvious choice.... full info