Well, I will have to pop the tappet covers off another day and have a little peak inside to see whats going on. But for now we are getting on with the strip down and grease all the bearings and change wheel brearings, new tyres. Aarons bike is getting a full set of plastics and months ago I managed to help organise with Acerbis a rerun of 15 Acerbis 18 litre fuel tanks, so I got one of them too just to make his bike look like a new one. NOW the money would have been better spent on the engine to make sure it will get us there and back. But hey, what would adventure riding be with out the adventure.
Here is Aaron learning how to get a rear tyre off cold.
The traditional Desert Express stickers to go on the swing arm.
Notice the hand, 3rd deg burns to my left hand after a cooking oil acccident, I'm going down to Sydney every 3 days at the moment to The Royal North Shore burns unit for treatment and extensive therepy. They are worried about my hand seizing up, so I am making sure it is going to lock up in the riding position, then I can just slide it on.