Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Dandridge (Near Knoxville), TN, USA
If it has over 50,000 miles, first thing I would do is find a tech session close by and get the drain hole drilled in the transmission housing boss for the clutch slave cylinder. And at that mileage or more, while in there go ahead and replace the cylinder. If it fails, and there is no drain hole, the clutch is contaminated and has to be replaced, a BIG job!
Don't let the "Droppers anonymous" club, of which a great many here are members, scare you. The bike handles GREAT above walking speed, but at nearly stopped it can be a big problem if you put your foot down on a down sloped side and are not aware. The best way to join the club is to grab a handful of front brake when nearly stopped if the front wheel is not STRAIGHT AHEAD. Once you get used to the bike, you wonder what all the worry was about, much like learning anything moderatly challenging.
I don't want to achieve immortality through my work...I want to achieve it through not dying.
EX: '01 Black LT, BAT BYKE (Totaled at 110,000 miles)
IBA SS, BB, BBG, 10/10ths.
No bike now, but maybe in the future.