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Old 01-21-2013, 07:48 AM   #369
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Location: Belleville, IL
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I got a few more things done last night. As I said above, I tightened up the steering stem. I also fixed the shocks, which weren't compressing because I didn't have the settings right. After that I set the valve clearances. This was the first time I had done so on an airhead and I was pleasantly surprised by how easy and straightforward the process was.....

....until it ended up taking me twice as long to get the damn valve cover nuts in between the cooling fins back on as it took me to adjust the valves!

Hopefully I'll be able to cross a few more things off of my final to-do list today. In the mean-time, though you can't see any of the progress since the last photos, here are a few more photos, just because.

"We are very good at preparing to live, but not very good at living."
-Thich Nhat Hanh

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