Southbound Loopframe – Bruce Baillie’s Trip to South AmericaOn Friday, I had a new front tire installed on the Street Glide at Willy’s Motorcycles in Nanaimo. The tire that I had installed is a Dunlop American Elite III, which you would normally see on an older Goldwing. After I have ridden with this tire for a few klms, I will report my findings on the performance of this tire versus the Dunlop D402 which 2008 Glides are factory equipped with.
I had left the bike with Willy for a couple of hours, and had returned to pick it up after lunch. When I arrived at the shop to pick it up, a rough looking biker showed up on an old black Moto Guzzi, and parked beside a shiny newer bike of the same make. Willy looked up from the Ducati he was working on and shouted “Are you dropping off the old one and taking the red one?” The fellow replied, “I think I should take the Harley instead!” At which point, Willy responded, “you had better talk to Bruce about that first!”
As Bruce had mentioned, he has just returned from an exiting year long trip from Vancouver Island to South America and back. He traveled as far as Buenos Aires, before returning home. Rider Magazine has published a story about his trip in their June 2013 issue. There is also a thread called “Southbound Loopframe” about Bruce’s trip on the WildGuzzi.com forum that is an interesting read.