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Voyages on Two Wheels – 6 August 2011 – BMW of Las Vegas & A Gas Station

Saturday…  Well, let’s just say that I was still somewhat recovering form the previous week at work and reveling in something that I forgot to mention in my last post.  I don’t know if it was because I was completely mentally fried and still stressed out after a week of massive mandatory overtime, but I managed to overcome my discomfort with rain grooves on the freeway :D  Due largely to the tread pattern on my front tire, my bike likes to track in those little channels.  It squirms around like a nightcrawler on a fishing hook and I swear sometimes it’s trying to out dance Michal Jackson in his best days :shock1:  The bike still moves around like it always did, but somehow it just doesn’t bother me anymore :)  All I have to do is stay loose, go with the flow, and keep the right grip twisted to the loud end of the spectrum :deal:

6 August 2011 - BMW of Las Vegas - K1600GTL

6 August 2011 - BMW of Las Vegas - K1600GTL

6 August 2011 - BMW of Las Vegas - K1600GTL

6 August 2011 - BMW of Las Vegas - K1600GTL

 Somehow it got into my head that the Triple Seven Special at Mr. Lucky’s sounded like a good idea for dinner :wink:  Yeah, I just wanted to ride and to have an excuse to go play in traffic at 70 MPH :P  Funny thing, but I realized I hadn’t been to BMW of Las Vegas in quite a while.  Well, neither Kurt nor Peter were there, but this was :cool:  Yes, that’s the K1600GTL in all it’s $20,000+ glory :)  The engine is a 1.6 Liter, inline six cylinder unit producing about 160 BHP.  It’s quick and should ride very nicely, but I don’t think I really have to worry about picking one up anytime soon :D

I also found out that BMW of Las Vegas carries PIAA powersports bulbs.  Actually, they even had the one I’ve been thinking about for quite a while in stock on the shelf.  I went back Monday and picked up a PIAA H4 Star White bulb for the low price of about $40.  OK, so it’s not cheap but it’s supposed to throw about twice the light of a standard bulb without using more power and overtaxing the bike’s electrical system :cool:  I haven’t gone for a proper night ride with it yet, but I’ll let you know how that goes as soon as I get a chance which will likely be this weekend.

6 August 2011 - Filling up the bike

6 August 2011 - Filling up the bike

I had to stop to fill up the gas tank again on the way home from the Hard Rock :cry:  I’m trying to figure out why it feels like I’m always at the gas station even though the bike gets between 40 and 50 MPG and has a four gallon tank :shrug:

OK, I’m actually just joking here and you don’t need to drive all the way to Las Vegas to knock some sense into me :wink:  I just have so much fun riding this motorcycle that I barely touch the car and I can always seem to find an excuse as to why I just have to go out and ride :D

I’ve got more pics from today that I have to get put together and posted, so I’m going to cut this one off here.  Have a great day :mrgreen:


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