I'm going from the sublime to the rediculous now.
I decide to remove the wheels this morning, and decided to concentrate on the rear.
First off, I couldn't get the pipe clamps undone. On the right hand one side the bolt snapped off
and on the left hand side the clamp disintigrated altoghether when I tried to attach the socket.
OK, says I, two new clamps needed. Nothing too serious.
But because the clamps were in such a poor state, it was really obvious that the muffler ends would too, be a little suspect.
On the right hand side, the spigot on the muffler was about 95% missing (transformed itself into a rusty pile on the floor), and the left hand side wasn't too far behind it.
IT'S NOW MUFFLER TIME !!!!!!
Things are really looking good.
On searching around, I got a good price coming back on Motad mufflers. Anyone tried these? Any issues that may arise? They are about half the price of Hondas OEM's, and they are stainless.
Hey, look..... still laughing .... just...