damn. I have to be in NY that day.. If not I would be showing up at some point.. I don't think I need a tour of providence after living there for so many years but hanging out watching Dakar proceedings would be fun and a tour of your garage would be interesting too...
When in doubt, gas it. It will either fix the problem, or at the very least end the suspense.
07 650GS / 05 DRZ400S / 72 CB350 (that hasn't run since shortly after I bought it)