It’s interesting how things work out. Over the past few days I was experiencing some problems with my bike when trying to shift up into second gear. I know…I know…it’s a Harley 🙂
When I rolled into Daytona Beach at the end of the day I stopped at Bruce Rossmeyer’s Daytona Harley Davidson Dealership and arranged to stop back this morning thinking it was a minor clutch adjustment. Later in the afternoon I happened to be by a Yamaha dealership and asked if they could adjust my clutch cable. When looking at it the mechanic thought that there might be a problem with the inner primary and suggested I have it looked at. Thank you Daytona Fun Machines for the excellent diagnositcs!
This morning when I returned to the Harley Davidson Dealership I was impressed not only with the service experience but also with their efficiency and the hospitality that was extended. The Service Advisor, Jacob Snyder, ensured that my bike was looked at as soon as I arrived, while the Customer Relations Manager, Jean Abeling took the time to tell me about their impressive dealership, one of the largest in North America. She also introduced me to one of the principles, Mandy Rossmeyer Campbell who was interested in learning more about the epic motorcycle trip that I was on.
I must say that the Bruce Rossmeyer Daytona Dealership is like none-other that I’ve been in. First of all I rode my bike into the dealership when I checked it in. From there it is placed on a ramp that took it up to the second floor where there were 42 bays. The dealership has a coffee shop, smartphone charging stations, merchandise and parts, chroming and detailing as well as the the late Mr. Rossmeyer’s bike collection on display. Here are a few photos from the dealership.
My repairs were covered under my extended warranty so while my baby was in having the sprocket replaced in the inner primary, along with a new shifter, I was enjoying another day in sunny Daytona Beach. This included some much needed beach time and an opportunity for my legs to see a little sun. If you know me well, my legs are always white at the end of riding season so the odd day of sun is always welcomed 🙂
As well, I had the opportunity to check out some local favorites and enjoyed dinner at a great BBQ spot called the Daytona Pig Stand. It was a carnivours delight! I ordered a combination plate of BBQed ribs, brisket and smoked chicken. Hmmmm
The decor was a little on the wild side as well 🙂
After dinner I stopped off at the Iron Horse Salon and Kyla, one of the employees provided me with a personal tour of their establishment which was interesting. I can only imagine how interesting this place must be during Daytona Bike Week when there are about 100,000 bikers in the area.
Now that my baby is back on the road I’ll be heading out in the morning to see more of Florida. Stay tuned…there’s more to come!