I made it to my friends in vegas.
For the past several nites, when i drained the sump oil from the bottom of the motor, there have been pieces of metal stuck to the magnet on the drain plug.
This is not good
So, i think this is a good spot to end the indian part of the trip.
Now, i have to figure out what option to take
Ship the bike and fly home, or
Buy a pickup and drive home, or
Ship the bike, and buy another bike to ride home
Im limited by funds as to how nice a bike or truck i can buy, so ship/fly makes the most sense
But its the least fun.......