7/5/2019 We had called Leland’s Honda and Suzuki in Kalispell on the 2nd and asked them to overnight a new key set for Ted’s bike which includes the ignition switch, keyed gas cap and seat lock and a new TKC80 front tire. They also agreed for me to use their address for Gpscity to ship a Garmin map sd card so I could finally use my new Montana 610. We arrived at Leland’s Honda right at 8:30 as they open and the Garmin map card is there. But no bike parts. Shortly the UPS truck pulls up with my ignition set and it gets installed in short order, don’t you love it when a plan comes together. Then we wait for the ‘overnighted’ front tire, and wait and wait...... The 17” CBX front tire is not a common size in dual sport type tires and I’ve always had to order one. Eventually we find out that the ‘overnighted’ tire will be in Monday which means installed Tuesday when Leland’s opens backup. Hmmmmm. I had already paid for the tire so they offered to credit me the cost of the tire on order and sell me a Michelin Road 5 set. By 3:15 we were on our way with a CBX that didn’t shut off indiscriminately and a brand new pair of shoes. Ted felt the difference in the ride of the new Road 5’s immediately. Many thanks to the folks at Leland’s Honda especially Kilee who worked hard to get us worked into their service schedule and fixed up and back on the road. We were at the mercy of the shippers and apparently the 4th of July had the shippers running behind. Hey Fedex, overnight does not mean 6 days, sheesh. At least Leland’s had a nice lounge area we could hang out in. Since we left at 3:15 we only got as far as Butte MT, but the ride was truly scenic. Forested two lane paved road for Ted to scrub her new tires in that ran along lakes shorelines. We didn’t take any photos so you’ll have to take my word for it or come and ride it for yourself. I certainly hope you get the opportunity. I didn’t know Montana had roads through beautiful countryside like this. We made it to Butte around 8:30 and called it a day. The first 5 hotels we called were all booked up but finally found a room at the Hampton Inn. We met Dave and his wife in the lobby who were traveling on a Harley trike. We spent 45 min visiting then went to our room.