Oh-oh, I think Penny’s in trouble! It seems I parked too close to Hot Rod’s Gizmo, and the gremlins that inhabit that bike sent out a colonizing party. Penny’s having some very interesting electrical and mechanical issues. The best is the neutral light – it works in reverse (it’s on when the bike is in gear), but only if the side stand is down – if it’s up, it doesn’t come on at all.
But that’s not why she’s in trouble. No, she’s in the shop, where hopefully the nice BMW boys can exorcise the gremlins (which may actually be iatrogenic in nature). The reason she’s in trouble is that John Valk lent me an R1150R to ride while they perform their rites and services. And, well, lets just say it took me about 60 km to come home from Kits to the Drive, and I’m only home because I’m tired and have a lot to do. What a sweet bike to ride – it feels like floating and takes curves without even trying. I barely made it into 3rd gear. I’m OK with them taking a day or two to finish fixing Penny up and wish I didn’t have to work tomorrow. Wooo-hooo!