Total Pageviews

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Ginger may be fixed??!!

Not sure how to start this blog, but will have to digress to to over a year ago.  When we bought Ginger, Chuck had the engine upgrade done on her.  From that time on we have had issues with how much oil she is using.  If you have ridden with us at all you know that we always carry oil because if we go 1000 miles, we will need a quart of oil.  We have taken her back to the dealer and always get the story... it is within company standards.  Well, I don't know a whole lot about motorcycles, but I can assure you that Pearl never ever used oil.  Think there is something wrong with "company standards".  After our last trip to New Mexico, Ginger was due for her 30,000 mile service, and Chuck was talking to Vickie at Harley World (she sold us the bike), and telling her about our unhappiness about the oil issue.  Like Chuck said, we will never need an oil change, because by the time we get 5000 miles, we will have all new oil in her.  There is something not right about this.  Well, today I can tell you that we picked up Ginger from the dealership, and hope they have figured out what was going on.  Chris explained what they found, and hopefully have fixed it.  After pulling the heads off he noticed the umbrella valves were defective....not really defective, but they weren't doing what they were supposed to do.  They have been replaced, and guess we will have to hit the road to see if their fix is actually a fix.  I am crossing my figures that we can ride without having to bring oil with us.  Don't get me wrong, I think it is fine to have a quart with you if you are going on a pretty big ride, but heck, we had to take our own tanker with us.  :)  Over exaggerated I know, but you get the idea.  I will post more on this issue when we find out if it works or not.  Until then...let's ride!!!