On the 4th I broke down one mile from home. Had the bike off the main Hwy and tried to figure out why did it just shut down? This was around 3:30 pm. hotter than all get out. Called my wife with the Sheriffs phone so she could come and maybe give the bike a jump? That didn't work. Now mind you I didn't get home until 9:30pm. There were at least 20 to 25 Bikers that seen me off the road and didn't bother to stop just kept on rolling. Around 7 o'clock a young lad by the name of Drew on his bike stopped to give me a hand. He told me to go sit in the car and cool down. You see I'm 80 and not a big man at all. He told me not to worry he would stay with me til he could get it going. If it weren't for this lad, I was losing all respect for the bikers code and those that didn't give a rats ass if I melted into the pavement. Long story short, Holiday all shops closed for the rest of the week except one towing service who said they would have to rent a tower bar for the bike to the tune or $195 and get me home. I was one mile from home and didn't have that kind of money. I barely can afford the bike I got! with all the cost for registration, plates, transfer of title etc. The bike is still not home because all the folks I know were out of town so I was screwed. One of my friends just called and said he would help me get it home tomorrow. Thank you Lord! I shouldn't buy a used bike however i don't have enough to buy a newer used bike. Had to settle for a Yamaha xj650. I should know better but that's all I could afford and I can't tell you how much I wanted to ride again. The one mile that I did felt like I was in heaven. Now I have a big repair ahead of me and I won't get this bike running until next year. If I was 20 years younger, I would have pushed it home! I'm so disappointed in the brother and sister hood of bikers that I just might scrap the bike out and die without cleaning one of my bucket list items. I know all aren't bikers aren't bad however they might be in my neck of the woods ? Ride on all and be safe.