Day 23 - We hiked around Zion National Park for a day then spent a night in Las Vegas before the wife flew home and I continued north through Nevada. We managed 20 days and 8500km of riding together and the Twin never made a peep...the wife however . I made camp in the mountains along highway 6, then headed Northeast along hwy 50 before breaking north for Idaho. Ripped around Southwest Idaho and then into Oregon last night. I've picked up two nails in the rear tire in the last few days. First one was in the middle of nowhere and my rubber cement had exploded in the hear at some point. Took me over an hour to get someone to stop that had some more cement. Hope the plugs hold!
Day 27 - With 11,163 kilometers on the trip ODO and 50,200 total kilometers on the 2020 AS, I rolled into the home stretch and safely to a stop at my front door.
The bike performed flawlessly, aside from about a half dozen false neutrals between 5/6 that I put down to distracted shifting and/or a wearing final drive. No oil changes along the way, but I added 700ml total (full synth). Its dark, but not particularly dirty. Two or three chain cleans and a few breather drains and that was about the extent of the required maintenance along the way.
I had Michelin Anakee Adventures fresh for the trip. The front is barely worn. The rear has plenty of tread, but despite the dual compound design and the chicken strips being worn completely off it is quite squared. Its pretty clear we had a lot of weight on there, especially for the 8500km of 2up.