Finally got the bike home. Picked it up in Richmond, VA and rode it about 90 miles north to Lorton. Spread some tips around at the Amtrack station and got it loaded up nicely. They actually have a pretty good setup with the track and the chock. I supplied some extension straps, and they double tied off on the lower triple, with an additional strap on the front and rear wheels.
The train left left at 4pm on Monday and I got to Florida at about 10am the next day. The food sucked, but the bike and I made it home in one piece. Once again, threw a few more tips around and they turned the bike back over to me, safe and sound. Another 90 miles ride to the house from the train station and the journey was over.
The only hiccup was that I found out my low fuel light doesn't work. Had the bike PPI'd at a dealer, but they didn't catch that. Probably tough to catch if the bike had plenty of fuel in it. Anyway, had a hard time starting it and keeping it running when I got it off the train. I could see fuel in the tank, but apparently the fuel pickup is a little higher than I thought it would be. Well, to make a long story short, rode it about one mile from the train station and it died on me about a 1/4 mile from the gas station I had just gotten directions to. Luckily a friend I met on the train was following me and gave me a ride to the gas station. A gallon of premium later, and I was up and running
Time to get that fuel light looked at. Can't keep running out like that. It's a little freaky when the bike stops running at 50mph.
Love the new bike. The seat is hard as hell, but the bike is wonderful. Better than I expected. Noticed a couple other little things, but I'll ask about those in another post. Prepare for the wave of posts as I now have a million questions about mods
Here's some pics after it got tied down. They wouldn't let me take any pics of it on the train due to security reasons.