I need to send out a huge shout out to the crew at Tri-city Yamaha in Loveland Co. I had a “weeping” gasket from when my Cam Chain Tensioner was replaced last year. It wasn’t a full blown leak but did make a mess that I just didn’t want to deal with anymore. I asked a few of my friends at Yamaha on where to go in the Denver area and the answer came back “Tri City Cycles” . I contacted their PR Mgr. Hailey Carson there and she hooked me up with an appointment. The service writer Neil had everything waiting when I arrived. Owner, Brady Welton has built a fine dealership. It’s HUGE! The waiting lounge hand just about everything you need to keep you comfortable. They also have something that I’ve never seen in a motorcycle dealership. A full service hairstyling shop! So while I waited, I got a great haircut and beard trim from Amy Amen, how cool is that?!
Hearing horror stories from other members of the group, I know that removing and replacing the Cam Chain Tensioner is a very tricky procedure. I poked my nose in the shop to see how the work was going and saw two technicians working away on my motor.
Levi is the shops best Tech and the other just happened to be the Yamaha Western region Field Support Manager, Mark Brozina. After chatting with Mark for a bit, I knew I couldn’t be in better hands. The support I’ve been receiving just keeps getting better.
The one thing I could have done without is them washing my bike 😉 I’ll loose all my ADV credibility when I show up at Woody’s Wheel Works tomorrow to meet Nigerian Toyin Adebola as he rides around the world. I’ll also get to hang out with Geroge Furko, my host from the other night, Ron Grace from “Lost For a Reason” and Brad Barker from “The ride of my life”. I also hear that Dakar winner Simon Peavy might show up too! Wanting to empress that caliber of ADV royalty, I might just have to go find a muddy hole to play around in today! LOL! But seriously, it really needed a bath after the 7800 miles since leaving Roy Wa a month ago.