The following day I checked my bike a bit more careful and did not find any major damage on the frame or other front area parts.
The entire list of damages were "limited" to:
- Trailing A arm needed replacement and machining
- Front sub frame bent
- Rear shock was leaking (in fact, I noted that only a few days later - will be around 250USD)
- Some bumps and loss of paint here and there
new trailing arm would cost about 600USD plus the ball bearing and
small stuff might be together all together around 1000USD. I checked
ebay and found an used trailing arm including the ball bearing for
100USD. That sounded like a bargain. It seemed like the most important
thing was done. Matt ordered the trailing arm for me from ebay and I did not find any other damages at
the bike (at that time I did not realize that my rear shock was
leaking). Now there was not much to do except wait for the part to come.
Our motel had a shuttle service to the airport and we had no problems to get Lara in the evening. Skippy was very happy.
|We explored our neighborhood and found a nice off-leash dog park nearby. |
|Lara: girls' new playmate :D|
Lara had her sleeping period, so Skippy and me went to explore Las Vegas on our own.
|Plenty of light everywhere.|
|High Roller (world's tallest observation wheel). It was 13Dec2014 (in American: 12/13/14) and each cabin hosted a few wedding parties :D|
|Las Vegas Boulevard and Stratosphere Tower in the background.|
|Huge football (soccer) field size casinos (the biggest Casino was a bit over 2ha!!!)|
|And the millions or tens of millions jackpots on display!|
The next day Lara was fit and we went all together to the Strip.
|Girls having fun!|
|Vegas by night.|
|From New York via Monte Carlo to Paris - all is here!|
|Bellagio - watch the spectacle in our travelogue.|
|View over Vegas from Stratosphere Tower (350m height).|
|Girls got "shot" into the sky :D|
|Happy faces before the food...|
|Wolfi ordered spiciness level 0 on a scale from 1-10. It was delicious. The girls ordered level 5, were sweating like hell and could not finish their food ;)|
|After heavy walking (yeah we did the strip Finnish style and walked) one needs to stretch properly!|
|... and bend :D|
|Plenty of fish squeezed into a small tank. What a torture!|
Maria and Rachel from the UK riding on
a Suzuki DR650 around in the US. Wolfi chatted with them and tried to charm with his amazing outfit...
|...and then they had to leave. No wonder! :D|
What to do about Lara and the girls? They would not be of big help to me in fixing my bike. Besides that Skippy preferred to have some alone-time with Lara and the girls and therefore we decided that they would make a road trip on their own.
|Car is rented and the girls started their ROAD TRIP!|
Enjoy the travelogue #55 by Skippy:
The background music caused that youtube is complaining about copyright law stuff. Click here if you cannot watch the video in youtube
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