Sounds like you are ready to fire her up and ride.
I think so. I'm feeling "ready" anyway. Yesterday we went to our chapter meeting (last one at GC as they are closing, been meeting there for over 20 years
) and it was good, even if we did 4 wheel it.
I was using a finger alongside the screw driver that is some magnetized, but maybe not enough. I even bought a set of JIS drivers last year too & was using one. I might use air jet nozzle from below just to move them? I don't need them now, but would like to know where they went. I recall now that those two holes are unlined, just snug holes in plastic cover where as others were metal lined with a loose fit. I guess Honda meant that I should leave those screws threaded in the cover
and while I likely knew that years ago, I maybe forgot.
I'll know better next time!
Did notice that the rear tires are down to about 4/32nds across the middle so I'll be shopping for new ones. I put them on in 2005, got about 30K on them, no checking or cracking at all, look new except for tread depth. Don't need no hydroplaning. They were cheap "Lemans SR" RWL tires, P215/70R15 and I used them because they just looked good on the trike, and Lemans is almost Lehman like. Can't get them now, will have to find something else, like Firestone Indy 500s (same tire, different name, they may not be available either?
) or maybe Cooper Radial GT in RWL
? I may have to go to a total black wall, but I liked the RWL look. Oh well, gotta buy new tires for my '07 FX4 too, 275/55R20 and it needs 4 (likely to be near $7-800
), so these two for the trike will seem cheap in comparison.
I might even drop back to a P205/70-15 or P215/65-15 just to maybe make for easier removal & install under the fenders. When new, the trike had P245/60R15 Dunlop Radial GT Qualifiers that were huge and a bear to deal with. Then I swapped to P215/70R15 to lighten tire weight yet maintain OD & overall effective gearing and they were easier to get under the fenders
until I added 1/2" spacers (&longer studs
) to put the sidewalls back nearer the wheel opening (just for looks
). Going to P205/70-15 or P215/65-15 will only slightly shorten the tire, and improve low speed "oooomph" I think, we almost never get on interstate anyway
and be easier to remove for service.