This morning, it should be time to ride into the local Honda dealership to get the bike serviced and fitted with a set of new Avon Storm tyres, which I ordered ‘on-line’ two weeks previously. But first Vijay needs to drive there to collect a new battery for me. Whilst he’s gone I remove the dud one.
Around an hour later he’s back; I fit the new power pack, but my first ride-out for the year is frustrated yet again .. cuz I discover that I’ve got a flat rear tyre!! No matter, with the benfit of V’s ‘Stop ‘n Go’ repair kit we plug the hole created by the little offending steel bolt and eventually get going by mid-morning.
Here’s a heads-up for all ‘Stop ‘n Go’ Doubting Thomases. The system works, and notwithstanding the previous day’s purchase of ‘gummy worms + cement-glue + T-handle plugging tools, my ‘Stop ‘n Go’ repair kit, which I brought with me all the way from the UK, will definitely be my first choice of puncture remedy from now on.
By 12-noon we arrive at Honda-Suzuki of San Mateo> and we’re greeted and well received by the very efficient and friendly service manager, Carl, to whom I advise before handing over the ignition keys, “If you smell summin’ funny under the saddle area then don’t worry .. that’ll be the rat shit”
“Okay .. Gotcha .. ??” Carl responded, with a smile .. and a puzzled frown!