Thanks guys, I'll try something in the AM. Here is how my evening went after I screwed up the cable......
I rode about 80 miles to Eastern Michigan University. I'm thinking about going back to school & had a counselling appt. I get there, park, take off my gear, put it in my just installed side cases, & go do my thing. 2 hours later, I come back & my bike is GONE. Not a single vehicle in the lot where I left it. It's a paid lot, with security. Guard hasn't seen anythng & directs me to the Public Safety Department.
At the Public Safety Dept, they started the paperwork for a stolen bike & sent a kid over to check & see if I'm blind & just didn't see my bike. 10 minutes later the kid calls in that my bike is in the lot. I walk over to where they say my bike is, and there she is!!
It's a different parking lot than where I parked- like 500 feet away!! No damage, nothing distrubed except my left mirror.
A- I'm losing my mind & forgot where I parked. Senile at 40?
B- Bored college kids moved the bike?
OK, now I'm happy again & get on the superslab home. I'm passing a line of trucks when some huge pick up or SUV starts coming up fast. He is NOT slowing down.... Now I'm getting on it pretty hard trying to not get run over by this idiot. Did I mention the new cases? I hope they don't affect the handling. As I pass 100 indicated I finally pass the last truck.
The truck is following a state cop at 65 mph. I'm at WOT, this jerk is on my ass, & staying about 10 feet behind me. As soon as I pass the cop, I flip over into his lane & put on my flashers. He immediately lights up & pulls into the left lane, & chased the SUV down. I took the first exit & took a break. God was looking out for me I guess.
I'm having a beer now. Bike seat can wait.