May 16, 2003
The SVS is at the doctor. No, nothing's wrong -- I just realized that as it's got over 19,000 miles now, I was never actually going to finish the 15k service. In a fit of optimism, I made an appointment at G Force Performance Center in Santa Clara. Since I never take my bike into the shop, it hadn't really occurred to me that taking it to a performance shop in the middle of race season might not be the most time-efficient way of dealing with things.
Long story short -- the SVS is there now, and will be there for the forseeable future. I got email from Owner Man Mike, saying that they're actually almost done with it, so that's good. Hopefully I'll get it back next week.
laundry list of improvements.
Sounds nice and expensive, doesn't it? It is. Grumble. I'm trying to convince myself that it's still less than I'd have paid for regular maintenance at shops during the past two years.
I had wanted to do the Wind Dancers ride tomorrow, but the thought of taking the Nighthawk on a 200-mile trip is giving me a shoulderache just thinking about it. See, this is why I need at least five bikes. The logic is clear as day.
Speaking of the Nighthawk, I may have a buyer for it. My friend Sara is coming over next week to test ride it. I warned her that it's a big ol' cow, but she seems OK with that (her last bike, before it was stolen and turned into a modern art piece, was a Yamaha Maxim 750).
If I sell the Nighthawk, I might be able to pay for the SVS's shop bills! Whee! Capitalism at work.