Just saying hi. Been away for a while, living life, career progression, having two kids. Normal stuff.
Been off bike for a while. Broke ankle 2015, had shoulder and hernia surgery 2016. I'm fixed and repaired niw, so giving bike some much needed TLC.
New tires, wheel bearings, head bearings, new clutch kit, sanded and painted clutch side cover, oil and filter change, air filter and plugs changed out, and oh yeah, adjusted valves. 26,009 miles and still running strong.
Put in oil, oil filter, air filter and air box, and filled coolant this weekend. I put the tank back on, filled it with some fuel. Took battery off the tender, hooked it up and crossed my fingers. Bike started almost right away. Little whine from the dry fuel pump, but it finally started. The really great part, no crunching of valves. That was a big fear.....even though I checked timing marks 100 times before closing it up.
Luckily as well, no coolant or oil leaks. I did end up having a minor fuel leak under tank. It was the equalization tube between the throttle bodies, presumably a little gacked up after sitting for so long. Clear itself after a couple startings.
Bike before my life delays.