Yup, as the title states, still no bike. After waiting all of last week and hearing nothing but silence on the status of the repair, Margaret got frustrated and called late Friday afternoon. At first there was some confusion to the status of the repair. The service department didn’t know why the speedometer hadn’t been replaced yet. Our service rep quickly found out why and informed her that the part had still not arrived. The new speedometer is supposed to come in today which is Monday 8/18/2014. The service department also said if it arrived today they would try to get the bike in the shop and get it installed. We shall see.
I do understand the situation Fort Worth Harley has been put in by having to order the part. A speedometer is not a common part that is kept stock all the time. At least not a Street Glide speedo. Once the order goes in their hands are tied while they wait for it to arrive. It is frustrating though. Wednesday will make 2 weeks the bike has been in the shop.
Sunday was our Chapters skills day which we both almost never miss attending. Margaret didn’t want to go alone so we decided to make the best of the weekend and do something else. We’ve been working hard on the house every weekend for almost a month and decided to have some fun. We headed to the firing range and spent a few hours trying some different pistols. Margaret proved herself to be a far better shooter than I, often hitting in the center point of the target while my shots continually landed outside the image. Now I have to hear her gloating and prodding about her superior pistol skills over mine. I was proud of her though, she handled the firearms very well and with confidence.
It was a good weekend even without riding, though it would have been nice to ride to the firing range! I had wanted to work on a couple more maintenance videos but again that didn’t happen. I purchased a special tool to remove the assembly inside the fuel tank to show how to change the fuel filter. I also want to do a video on bleeding the brake lines. They will happen, just not as soon as I hoped.
Until next time!