I haven't been on the forum site for over a month, except for 2 days ago, when I tried to see if I could attach pics from my Android 'phone to this silly Mac book that I'm forced to use at my brothers' house in Houston, Texas. I left Riyadh on March 5th. to come Stateside for some R 'n R. But it's more running around for me than when I'm at work (!). I must apologize for my post which does not have any pics, in violation of my oath not to do so. It was either to update you guys or else wait until I could get to a "normal" computer to download all the wonderful pictures that I have on my 'phone.
I got the body work for the RC a couple of days before I left Riyadh, but one day after donning new clothes, I dropped the bike while getting it down the ramp from it's air conditioned room, which is actually a Drivers' Room, with outside access from the house only, while my side stand was down (it was down because I was trembling with excitement & was afraid to drop the bike !). I was on the side of the stand & once it caught the slope of said ramp, down she went with a bang onto it's right side. Luckily, no major damage, but there were scrapes on the right side fairing. I immediately got on the 'phone to David Silver Spares in the UK & ended up spending another chunk of change to replace the damaged part. Had to run to the bank to transfer funds, before my flight the following day.
Anywho. Life's' like that.
But I've been running around non stop ever since; first on the East Coast & now in the South (my favorite part of the country !!), & right now I should be packing my stuff that I'm sending via Saudi Airline Cargo to Riyadh. Mostly stuff for the bike like Dunlop Q2s & spares & rider apparel & stuff from Motorcycle Superstore in Medford, OR. My favorite place to shop, but they're out of the new HJC RPS-10 helmets that I wanted. Ben Spies replicas will have to wait 'till next time. I got a white/grey Speed/Strength & a Bell helmet, just out of spite (!). But hey, those were real cheap.
However, I did get nice crystal & other decorative lamps, including Loreal #208 & Revlon lipsticks in that light pink color that I love & is pretty popular these days. So, my formula for happiness is that I buy my wife at least 2 - 3 items for every ONE item that I purchase for the RC. And I push her to buy as much gold jewelry as she wants. See, Duckhunter, I DO LIKE GOLD !!
What I'll do is wait until my lazy brother wakes up (it's 0930 hrs. CST, here in Clutch City), & see if he can help me attach some pics to his silly MacMachine.
Meantime, I also found out that he STILL has my old fuel tank that he said he would get rid of 3 yrs. ago. I shall try to get shots of that & see if one of you is interested in getting it. I will be PARTIAL to selling it to the regular members on this site. And we ALL know who they are. Especially the ones who were kind enough to help me with my indicator issue & jamesrc03 (did I get that right?), with the shots of the disassembled switch assembly. Just give me your offer, after you see the pictures. The only thing that is an issue, because of which I replaced it, is a very slight 1 inch indentation on the top left side of the tank, where my elbow once hit it. One does not notice it, because it's so slight. The tanks' been inside the house, except for the last 5 months, when it was in his garage & when the weather turned in Houston. He had asked the Au Pair girl to put it on Craigs' List, but she didn't. It was not stored with oil in it, but I do not see any signs of rust, as it has been indoors all this while & the weather was better when it journeyed over into the garage. I've put it back in the house. No thanks to that silly Au Pair, who has since been let go (!).
Well, it's now 1230 hrs & just to update you Guys, I could not transfer the pics from my SD card to the MacMachine because the pics I took of the bike with the UK colors & the fuel tank, are stored in the camera of said 'phone.
So, unless one of you Guys helps me find out how to transfer camera pics from a Samsung S III to a MacBook/Macintosh/whatever, then I'm afraid I've just very reluctantly broken my oath of not posting without a picture.
I hope ya'll forgive me for my transgression. This will not happen on my watch again, if I can help it. However, under my current difficult situation, I have no choice but to succumb to this torture. Sorry !
Okay. Gotta go. Sees ya later !
Be safe. And pray that I get to the RC in Riyadh in ONE piece. I've been riding my brothers' 2013 Honda CBR1000RR Repsol Edition, but I miss the fat old lady at home.
And NO, I'm talking about my RC & NOT my wife !!
Ride Safe & Friendly.