Saturday, November 1, 2008

Vulcan In For Scheduled Maintenance

Since I am getting ready to move to California, I am beginning to find an urgency to wrap up loose ends before I leave. My time here in Seattle is running out and I am working right up until the week I leave.

Today I decided to take my '07 Vulcan in for it's scheduled 4000 mile maintenance. I have 4300 miles on it so far. The oil needed to be changed and a good overall check. I will be leaving the bike in Seattle for now, so I wanted it to be sweet and ready to ride when it finally moves down to CA. Hopefully I won't be without it for too long.

I can't say enough good things about the Lynnwood Cycle Barn. They have recently downsized their shop and moved into a smaller facility that is shared with the Seattle Harley-Davidson. I guess motorcycle sales have dropped off like all other businesses, so it was a necessary move.
Even so, this is a slow time of year for their service department and they got me right in when I called.

I dropped the bike off around noon, and just got a call that it is ready for me to pick up. It had only been 3 hours since I left it. The problem is that the rains have started and don't look like they will end for a few days. I think I will bite the bullet and put on my rain gear. I would rather pick up the Vulcan and have it sitting safely in my garage than in their shop.

So off I go to pick up my Vulcan. I have become attached to it and will be sad to leave it even for a short while. My husband has promised to ride it often enough to keep her in good shape.

After I move I will be living close to my brother, who has a nice Kawi Ninja. That should be fun to get the occasional ride fix out of my system!


One Harley Rider said...

nothin beats riding in the rain! Good luck on your move.

Sangfroid said...

Hey, hope they did a good job with your Vulcan! Reminds me that I need to get my Madonna serviced soon :-)

Dean "D-Day" said...

I feel your pain. I feel awful lost being without my beloved Dixie.

Becky said...

One harley rider: I was lucky and rode in between storms. The bike was pretty wet though because they had parked it outside. They were nice enough to dry off the seat for me!

Sangfroid: The Vulcan is perfect and has fresh oil so should do me for a while.

dean "d-day": It's all up in the air as to knowing how long I'll be without my bike. I'm trying not to freak out about it.


"Joker" said...

Hi Becky...

Been out of the loop for a while due to the flu & PC probs, now playing catch-up. This is quite the big move you are making! Congrats on getting what you want. It takes courage to make the sacrifices you are making to get the job you want back in your old stomping grounds. I hope it all works out for you.

I hear you about bike separation-anxiety, lol! I just got a new bike, an 07 Springer just like your son's, but mine's red where his is olive. I'm about to put her in the shop for new pipes and some other mods, and she'll be there for a lot longer than 3 hours! Gotta do it though. It just stinks that by the time I get her back, I'll probably be storing her in my garage for the winter.

I'm sure Dave and BB will help keep you company when you get to Cali. Maybe you can borrow your brother's bike and go riding with them while the rest of us are looking at snow out our windows!

Good luck and be safe!