Offloaded half of SAM's load. 12 or so miles down the road...just before entering the bike path over the I-205 Columbia River Bridge...SNAP.
SAM's main axle broke in half.
So, for the moment, we are dead in the water. SAM and Motorcycle are back at H-D. Too late to order a new axle from the factory in Canada today, so will do so first thing in the morning. Will have it flown to the Portland International Airport. Hopefully it will arrive by Friday.
When it arrives, should take only an hour or so to replace. All preparations are already done.
In the mean time, Ralph has kindly offered me a second night in his Camas home.
Will update again tomorrow.