Originally Posted by fixins
I have orders to Lajes Field, Azores, anyone ridden there? I have a some reservations on bringing my softail Custom over there. Is it worth bringing it over? How is the support? Ie mechanic's, shops, and laws?
I spent 20+ yrs in the Air Force with lots of assignments. Never stationed at Lajes though. My advice is...if it's a nice bike and something you want to keep looking nice then don't ship it over there. I've known guys that did ship bikes to places like that and they were pretty beat up by the time they got there and back. You can expect a few broken/dented parts by the time it gets there. Then you have to deal with claims and trying to get parts to fix it...not to mention local laws for tag, insurance, etc. Either put it in storage or sell it before you go. If you want to ride then buy a local beater while you are there. You'll be able to enjoy the island experience better without worrying about your bike. The island probably has a lot of unpaved roads so i'd probably lean towards an enduro type bike.
Current bikes in the stable:
2009 Street Glide
- 107ci, stage III heads, D&D Fatcat exhaust, Andrews 54 cam, TTS, 108hp 122tq
2003 Heritage Softail Classic
- 95ci, stage III heads, RB LSR exhaust, S&S 510 cams, 100hp 102tq
Last edited by MilesToGo; 10-12-2010 at 04:04 PM.