I'm a Yank in Spain running a different kind of bull: La Balita Roja, my trusty 2011 Royal Enfield 500 cc Electra, and now also a 1986 BMW K75RT for distance touring. Spain has thousands of miles of fantastic byways for bikers. The food and wines aren't bad, either. So here are roads I've taken, tapas, Spanish wines, food, bikes and bikers I've had the pleasure of meeting along the way.
-John (a.k.a. Jónico)
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Rewards of a Nervous Breakdown
One of the rewards of having a nervous breakdown (if you're a motorcycle) is that you get your wiring rejuvenated and sometimes, if you're lucky, a few extra goodies get thrown in. In the Balita's case, she got a new speedometer dial. The old one broke when its cable got stuck on the clamp of old support of the rectifier, which tugged the main pin loose and broke the mechanism. Emilio had another one on hand and stuck it in. It looks pretty sharp, although I can't say what year it's from. Maybe one of you clever people know and can comment at the bottom of the page.
The old clock at 30,000 km
The old clock at 42000km
A new speedometer, marking only 13,591.8 km.
Since it's not been to the vehicle inspection test yet, there's no problem. I'll just have to add 30,000 km to the maintenance schedule from now on.