Since I was 17, my dad and I have been taking cross country trips on our motorcycles together. In 2010, when I first got my motorcycle license (matter of fact, the weekend after I passed the test) we set off on a 5,000 mile trip to Sturgis, SD. After many rides throughout the midwest, and the east coast, we set our route to head west this year. We took time off for the summer and road tripped in celebration of Father’s Day!
My dad had spent his weekends off for the past several months rebuilding a 1997 Ultra Classic for me to ride on this trip. When I arrived back home, we still had quite a bit of work to do. Seen in the clips, we take over his space in the shop and bring the bike to life. We were rewiring the systems, replacing the stator and rotor, putting in a power clutch, replacing tires and wheel bearings.. the list goes on. This trip was essentially the test ride. A whole 5,000 miles of it.
Part one of this video includes us from Florida – Memphis, TN – Rodneys Cycle House in Little Rock, AR – Mojave Desert in CA.
Stay tuned for more parts of this trip to come in the following weeks! Hope you all enjoy.