Eye_m_no_angel write: "Been almost 2 years since I trailered anywhere except to the wrench..."
To the WHAT?????.I ride and I wrench my own stuff. Ride on, Bro!
As soon as all the warranties expire, I'll be happy to do my own too, Eye. Rebuilt and maintained my share, but this way if they break it, they have to fix it. Warranties are a wonderful thing.......Only goes there for warranty required work, anyway.
Catch ya on the road, Bro.
"Been almost 2 years since I trailered anywhere except to the wrench..."
To the WHAT?????
Okay, Bro, you know I'm just kidding with you. (I hope.) As for me, I don't own a trailer and have never trailered my bike anywhere. I figure if I can't make the ride on the bike, then I don't want to go riding there. So if I want to go somewhere beyond my riding tollerances I'll take a plane or a car or whatever. I have never let others wrench on my bike other then to change a tire. (Since I don't have tire equipment.) But that's just me and the way I am, you know? Trailering, or not, has nothing to do with who a person is or what kind of a biker he is. If I could afford a big honking motor home and a trailer I might be tempted...but I can't, so...I ride and I wrench my own stuff. Ride on, Bro!
No problem, SLB. I give them the type of room I wish I could get when I'm on my bike. Always seems that when you trailer you want to be riding, and when you're riding something comes up where you'd rather be trailering. I'm not fond of trailering either, but it does have it's place. At least I don't trailer it to an event like Sturgis (8 hour ride from here), hide my RV at some campground and ride in a buy the I Rode Mine patch. Been almost 2 years since I trailered anywhere except to the wrench, to tell the truth. But a trip like the one I proposed could end up costing more in motels than in gas for the RV, so it would pay for itself in that regard.
Hey falcon, there has been days when I wished that I'd trailered it, like when the wind was blowing so hard had to lean left all the way.
Or that day I rode in a thunderstorm all the way across Kansas. Days of Hail, Tarantulas crawling out of the Deseart valley onto the roadway durring a gulley-washer. thousands of them!
Times like those and others I've wished.....Nah!
I'll take the two-wheeled road anytime over the cagers lifestyle, afterall how can you catch a glimpse of a soaring eagle at twelve oclock when toolin down the road in your Chevrolet?
Please Don't squash any bikers with your Cager-Home!
Eye, I have over 35000 miles on the bike(s) in two years, 15000 on my 2003, so it's not like I don't ride. A lot. If I want to take my 110,000.00 motorhome on the road and trailer my bike so I can have all my stuff (tools, clothes, washer/dryer, food, etc.) with me on a trip that would be over 5000 miles and take well over 20 days just in travel time, not to mention days spent with various ladies riding, I'm going to do it.
Besides. I have my own 21 gallon electric hot water heater. Nothing like a long shower after a great ride. I save money on motels, and none of the ladies have to worry about sharing their homes overnight. I actually rarely trailer unless it is more than a 2 day ride, but in this case I think it'd be warranted. For a stipend, I'll even put your bike on the other rack on the trailer and you can come too. Split the gas and food, and we're gone, dude. If we were to actually make this trip, that is. Hmmmmm.....
I can tell you that matches do happen from this site. One of the ladies I know from here was just asked to be exclusive by another member of this site. It does work. And I happen to be very happy with a certain young lady from here myself. Don't know if it is a lasting match, but there is always potential as long as communication lines are open.
I wonder if I should start a business though. I have a class A RV. I could quit my job, travel from one place to another taking BK members to meet other members for a stipend. Hmmmm. Better idea would be to take all my vacation at once next year and trailer the bike to TX and OK, then TN, then NJ and PA, then OH (could take a long time to get out of OH), Then Ontario, then ND, then home. Do the West the year after. Wonder if I'd make it the whole way without becoming a kept man.......lol.