On Jul 27th everything was just the way it always is… Working, son needing to be picked up from work, then taken 20 mins away to do a test for a job interview..

Took my bike, dropped him off, went home… Good day to be riding but had work to do. On the way home, following traffic(there was alot for some reason).. I see a cop, we were all doing around 70 inĀ  55, I went from 5 car lengths of space to 1.

Pass the cop continuing at 65 … Saw him pull out, he took his time as people moved out if his way. He gets up to me, I sped up to about 70 and move to the right lane, he pulls along side backs off, turns on lights…. I pulled over, turned on hazards, shutdown the bike. First time in 8 years living out here.

He gets out of the car hat still in hand…

“Sorry to have stopped you, but when you went by me I saw the yellow sticker, not the red one, then now that I have you stopped I can see the red one”, which I replied, “that sticker barley lasted 2 months befor it started to disintegrate.” (not knowing how bad the sticker actually was…), he said “Can I please get your license so I can clear this call and get you right on your way”, I handed him my license, I didnt care no biggy, he coulda had me for speed…. he jumps in his car, about 5 seconds later back out to me “here you go, again Im really sorry I stopped you, thanks for stopping have a great day” as he taps my shoulder walking away…. I replied “You too!”, started my bike and took off… Fastest, and most courteous stop I have ever been apart of, The State Trooper was extremely friendly, extremely quick, and overall glad he wasnt one of the troopers that just wanna hang ya for nothing…. I didnt get a ticket, and being that I got stopped cause of the sticker, I was gonna order a new one…

Get home go to the DMV online, would ya believe it… cant replace a sticker online….. work for about 30 mins run back out. Get to where my son was testing, I then realize theres a DMV in that building…. I go in… 3:00 pm… wait 20 mins for a pen….. figure not to bad they close at 3:45pm 1 person came in after me, I start filing out the paperwork and wont you know it… 6 more entered…. I get to the cashier around 4:10-4:12pm, give her paperwork she then hands me the reg and sticker I was happy!!!!….

I step outside to put the sticker on my bike…. puddle of oil under my bike by the front end…. I dont remember parking over oil.. I look sure enough its my oil!! Im looking at the oil filter, nothing, look at plug, nothing.. I just changed the damn oil 3 days before!! check the oil level still had a decent amount, scrape off old sticker, put on new one… go in wait for son, 15-20 mins pass he messages me he got a ride home!!!! Jump on my bike get going, looking over he side I see the oil drip, drip, dripping as I throttle it, get home park it, watching the oil drip, coming from the oil cooler……

Ordered one, hopefully ill have it installed soon…

 

Lifes just a son of a bitch!!!!

 

Nick R