The Honda mechanic called yesterday to say they likely have the problem with the motorcycle solved. They found the fuel line between the fuel pump and the fuel filter obstructed; blocking 70% of maximum fuel flow. That would mean at high speeds with high fuel consumption the engine would be starved for fuel. That certainly fits the symptoms I was experiencing! They said that they would put everything back together on Thursday and take it for a test run. They called again this afternoon to say that the 80 mph test run was successful and they are confident the problem is resolved. Huzzah!!!
At the moment we are in North Salt Lake. It is quite different being here in our daughter’s house while they are not here but in Mumbai! Our oldest granddaughter is now queen of the house and is taking magnificent care of us with some very delicious chicken curry. I had seconds.
We’ll return tomorrow to Pocatello and I’ll take the bike for a serious test. Just maybe it might be fixed for real! We may be able to leave in the next several days!
Life is very good.
All things of significance happen for a purpose. This delay has been in a few ways very helpful. For instance, the other day we learned of a place where we can store my Toyota Rav4 inside for an extended period of time for $30 a month. We put the car in storage yesterday! When we get back from Hawaii everything electrical in the car will be dead, the tires will probably be flat, and the battery useful only as a core trade in. But, it will have been protected from the weather and should readily return to service. It’s also possible that we can put the motor home in the same facility when we get back to Pocatello in February.
We’ve had a couple of problems with Social Security medicare insurance. Because we were still here, we’ve been able to go to the Social Security office and get the problems quickly resolved. One of the medications I take has been reclassified and the process for refills has become very cumbersome. Being here made it possible to get the paperwork completed and much of the bureaucratic complexity handled. That would have been very difficult on the road and we might have had to return within the next couple of weeks to be able to work with the Veterans Administration to handle the complications inserted by the DEA.
There are often silver linings in the midst of frustration.