Well.... if it works... DONT FIX IT!!!!! it does work, it does not slip, replaced bushing in clutch handle as it was egg shaped and the little rod had worn through the brass bushing. got new fluid in the system, seems to be ok...for now. I don't think 2 GOOD MEN and a crane cld get the thing up on the centre stand, why they even bothered to put it on there is a mystery to me? I've seen the U tube videos on how ez the 1800's are to get up on the stand, that is NICE; maybe im just a clutz and am missing something; that is ok. the side stand works fine. if I HAD TO to get it UPRIGHT I would use the BRAND NEW, never been out of the box, HF aluminum floor jack I bought way back; im sure it will lift the bike easily... AND THEN put down the center stand? I don't think my hernia wants to be aggravated right now any more than necessary, thank you
a LEO pulled up next to me and seemed to think my ice blue 18mm lights I put in the trunk were... as pretty as I thought they were; he seemed to think that "they might cause an accident"... well...ppl NOTICE things that STAND OUT FROM THE EVERYDAY and people don't "see" MC's in the "minds eye," I believe the term is. ppl just notice the absence of car/truck (things that ARE DANGEROUS to them in their cage), not MC's. everyone is in SUCH A HURRY??? EVERY LIGHT IS RED! cant they see that...from 6 blocks away? RUSHING UP THE RED LIGHT and CLAMPING DOWN ON THE BRAKES just wastes gas and brakes? I like to see how far I can coast before I have to start to use the brakes...to turn on the brake lights mostly. if I go down cuz of something that I do, that is on me; but being run over by a 6000# SUV as someone didn't "see" me is unacceptable. the lights (should) tell ppl, "STAY BACK or BLOW BY!"
they had a bike thing north of here memorial day weekend, 2 "incidents" in the paper; one... pick up pulled out in front of the person on the MC and then... TOOK OFF. POVERTY IS HIGH in this/north part of the state...~1/3 do NOT have liability insurance here? I try to remind myself NOT to park near vehicles that look like they have been playing "road games" ($500 vehicles) so I don't get any "beauty marks" in my nice, to me, vehicle. when I go to the store, I park out so the vehicle is all by itself, under a light at night, but still by other vehicles so that ppl cutting through the parking lot at warp speed don't run into it. I need the exercise anyway...many of us do
10,000 steps a DAY, WOW!!! that is all I have to say about that- Forest, Forest Gump.
I like the part where he tells the DI, when the DI asks him, "GUMP, WHAT IS YOUR SOLE PURPOSE IN LIFE?" Forest replied, "TO DO WHATEVER U TELL ME DRILL SGT!" the DI replied, "... GUMP U ARE SMART!!! I WOULD RECOMMEND U FOR OCS, if it were not such a waste of an enlisted man" the other one, I didn't get so much... when Forest went to buy the OLD fishing boat, the old man asked him, "are u stupid or somethin'?" Forest answered, "Stupid is as stupid does"???? been there, done that...got the T shirt (still alive). Happy Motoring