We unhooked the trailer and drove the truck over to Findlay-Nolte Honda on Stockton Hill Road. Dave the service writer got the details and told us the truck would be done soon. As promised, it was soon back out in the lot with oil and filter changed and chassis lubed. Total cost, including a complimentary wash, was $36.00. There was, however, a wrinkle. They take samples of all the fluids they check, something I have never seen before, and the rear differential fluid was scorched. They suspect the wrong fluid was used the last time it was changed and, considering we will be pulling the big trailer across the Mojave Desert, I suggested they go ahead and change it. I knew the power steering and brake fluids were getting near the end of their service lives, so I figured they should change them all. We took the courtesy shuttle, driven by a Harley riding refugee from Missouri, back to the house.
Sandy and Pat had already gone shopping, so Sherm and I took the bikes and went by to pick up Kenny. The first stop was at Carl and Ed's to see their new toy. After Carl sold the '52 pickup to Sherm, he felt a need to get something else to put in the garage. He got a 750 CC V-Twin four seat Kawasaki Teryx. This looks like quite the beast to prowl the desert with.
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