2900 miles to Sturgis and back!
Portland Oregon to Sturgis SD and back. 2910 miles. The XC ran flawlessly and averaged about 44 mpg. Unfortunately, my buddy's 2012 Road King left us waiting for a tow on a Wyoming highway. Minor fix, ECM connector came loose when he hit a slight bump. Special thanks to Beartooth Harley in Billings for checking it out and getting us back on the road quickly.
I couldn't have asked for a better performance from my XC. The stock seat is not very comfortable on long trips but I had to use it for the huge pillion for my Saddlemen tour bag. I will be glad to get my Corbin gunfighter back on. She has just over 5k now and is ready for her next oil change.
Sturgis was interesting. It reminded me of an outdoor flea market, only louder! The food was awful and the prices way too high. It took forever to get anywhere due to the high bike traffic. The temporary traffic control light outside the Buffalo Chip is like 7 minutes long! But basically, Sturgis is a whole lot of vendors trying to get your money. And walking around town will wear you out just from the noise. Loud pipes EVERYWHERE. It seemed like every biker was trying to outdo every other biker by having the loudest pipes! It was cool at first but 4 hours later I was done!
Yellowstone and the Crazy Horse Memorial was amazing and I had the best Ribeye steak of my life in a restaurant called Montana Rib and Chop. Ot was the handcut ribeye, $24 and worth every damn penny! The coffee was awesome and the waitresses HOT! I don't think we saw any unattractive locals wherever we stopped in Montana!
All in all it was a fun trip, and I can't wait for the next one, but I am done with Sturgis!
2012 Cross Country, Sunset Red/Silver
KlockWerks Flare Windshield
DIY Polycarbonate Lowers
Victory iPod Connection Kit
Victory Custom Logo Mirrors
DIY LED Interior Saddlebag lights
Jamestown Bronze Liberty Gremlin Bell
Victory Hydraulic Clutch Conversion
Kewlmetal Black Powdercoated Luggage Rack
LED Driving/Aux Lights