This morning I woke up like a new man, recharged and full with desire to act.
Being so before everything else we had a first class breakfast á la G.
He knew what he put in the pan, maybe that's why he rather chose this...
The Crazy Kings Breakfast Band
The bikes were waiting in the garage to be wrenching on them.
Mat's CBR has some aftermarket controller for its tail lamp that makes it possible to eliminate the use of separate rear signal lamps. But Mat had always problems with it (didn't work properly) and I tried to repair it. We bought a cheap multimeter at Lowe's with G and I checked the bike.
Finally I found the problem: contact failure with the front left signal lamp socket. In order to access it you need to take off the whole front fairing.
...G's Triumph needed some paint job.
Chain maintenance on Scott's Vee using MonkeyStick ®
In the meantime Jeff has arrived, so we went for a ride.
At the View Point of the Blue Ridge Escarpment.
Good weather, better scenery, best friends
Finally I got used to the CBR. The trick is that you need to rev her.
Around 8000 RPM it's noisy.
After we arrived back from the riding the Wrenching Day continued.
Dan noticed that I was on his mudflap when riding around Ceasars Head and other twisty roads in the mountains so he decided to add some "HP" to his PC-III equipped coffee grinder. Or there is a computer controlled vibrator mounted on the battery, who knows?
We also replaced the front brake pads on the Blue Thunder.
Scott planned to stay in the area having a few days of touring, so we replaced the brake and clutch fluids on his Vee. We almost finished the job when MonkeyGrass let fall the very last screw of the fluid container. Everybody were searching for it in the fairing but of course we didn't find it. We shook and lean the bike but didn't succeed, so we disassembled her completely: tank, fairings. I finally found that f...n' little gizmo on the left side of the front cylinder jammed behind a tube. The 20 minutes job took 2 hours for 4 people...
But at least we could VERY easily access the air filter to clean.
10 PM. Jobs done. Everything is quiet.
All the helmets have a souvenir on their backsides from Deal's Gap.
PS: In the evening we watched a movie The Ghostrider.
Ughhh, never ever again! It has a very high ranking on my worst movie ever list.