Re: When you have a flat tire?
> Only then will I consider taking the thing for an extendedThat's a little overboard, don't you think? I haven't had a single flat in well over 50K on modern tires.
> trip away from home.
> Personally I think it's a pathetic situation when we have gottenAgreed.
> so damn bogged down in technology that we can no longer change a
> damn flat tire and have to have a motorcycle towed.
> The TBS is a lot of fun to ride without the side car, but so is myI thought that too, until my R50 had a leeeetttlle tiny break in one of the wires in the alternator. Bike wouldn't start, and price of the replacement part IN 1975 was US$250.00 (to put it in perspective, at the time a rebuilt Chrysler alternator cost $US30.00). Superglue worked wonders, but the bike was out of my garage ASAP.
> BMW '69 R69S without all the worries.
Don't get me wrong; I like most BMW products. It's just that they're usually no more satisfying than and every bit as expensive to maintain as an American wife.