After a good night’s sleep I started troubleshooting the low beam on the bike. It didn’t take long at all to determine that the reason why it’s not working is thanks to a shattered bulb. That’s annoying as HID bulbs aren’t stocked at auto parts stores. I’m going to run on high beams for the time being and will see if the stock low beam socket is still live. If so, a new halogen bulb will be installed for the time being.
After that I loaded up the bike and pointed the wheels north. This last bit of I-35 and I-135 are the last bits of interstate I’ll be on for a while. I’m heading pretty much due north through the middle of Kansas, Nebraska, and the Dakotas.
The ride was pretty uneventful, thankfully. The temperatures steadily dropped as I moved further north, making the riding much more comfortable. North of Salina, KS, I-135 turns in to US-81 and the scenery gets much more interesting with small towns and farm land galore. I stayed on US routes and state highways through to tonight’s stopping point, Spencer, NE. I pulled in to the parking lot of the Skyline Motel at around 7:45 PM, got the bike unloaded, and walked down the street for a late dinner. This should hopefully be the longest day of the trip, clocking in at about 530 miles.