Couple of days hard work
Posted by CrazyFrog on August 17, 2021, 6:14 pm
Wow, I not used to it any more! I got back from a weekend away on Sunday evening, and had to face the fact that both my bikes needed work before further use. |
The Jawa had finally worn out its ME22 tyres after 17,000 on the front and about 9,000 on the rear. I've heard from a lot of people how difficult it is to source tyres these days, but managed to bag a pair of block tread type Kenda tyres for £56.brilliant, you can pay more than that for a pair of push bike tyres. Yesterday, battle commenced. I was a bit concerned about doing the job due to deteriorating hands and dodgy back, but thankfully had no problems bar having to replace a rim tape. I was particularly worried about getting the front off after ten years, but it wasn't too hard.
Today was 3,000 mile service for the Himalayan. Tappets checked and adjusted which took a couple of hours, though that included fabricating a special tool to hold the square peg in the confined space available. Exhaust right on upper limit, which is how I would have adjusted it anyway, inlet far too lose, bizzarely, so adjusted back to top end of spec. I always run the clearances as wide as allowed in the specs. Oil change was nice and easy, I also took the opportunity to drill a couple of small holes in the bottom of the clocks to help prevent misting, adjusted the headlight down as it was way too high and fabricated a new upper front brake guide as the Euro 4 bikes are prone to kinking front brake cables.
All I need now is some nice weather to ride the damn things!
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