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Old 07-31-2012, 03:44 PM   #37
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Chihuahua Wrangler
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Joined: Apr 2010
Location: Tucson, AZ
Oddometer: 703
Sorry, I've been having too much fun riding! The "new" transmission feels pretty good, even missing a shift here and there ... mostly due to user-error (I hope). I've yet to drain the fluid and check for metally-bits, though that is going to happen soon. I still need to have a friend fabricate a Trailtech/ignition lock/key mount so I can get it installed. Need to do that soon, and when I do, I'll post up here.

The only negative from all of this is the damn valve covers. They've warped enough that both sides just drip oil constantly. Each time I park it at work, it leaves two half-dollar sized oil drip stains on the concrete and for now, I've just been putting two small plastic cups under each side when I park it at night. When I go to adjust valves in the near future, I'll make sure to sand 'em down flat and/or get thicker gaskets.

I did show it at the local Tucson Vintage Motorcycle show... it was in good company (second row, left):

Thanks for the continued interest!
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