It was 22 when I left for the 90 mile scoot at 6:30 AM. Gerbings earned their keep today for sure.
As my posts show in this thread I was very excited about learning how to do this. On the other side I was also a bit anxious too, as it seemed pretty mysterious to me no matter how many times I read the Gun Smoke article. And also meeting new people who you have no clue about other then reading their posts. No worries on that one, what a really cool gathering and group of guys.
We also got a lesson on a broken seat latch release. After all was done, getting ready to move the bike, I pull my seat release and hear a little clink, and cable goes slack with no tension. Lou and Dave hooked me up with a rigging job that may just stay there for the hell of it. Lou and Dave and all who were looking it over, when I got home and looked at it more it looks like it may have been a roll pin. There is a lower area that also has a span with a roll pin in it. Maybe for it to give rather then the latch?
shout of thanks to Lou for hosting. Great garage and he and his wife made me feel very welcome. The dogs are great too!
Dave for sharing your knowledge so freely. You are amazing to say the least. You drove 3 hours each way to help strangers out. It was amazing the amount of information you imparted on us in a clear and concise conversations and demonstrations. You so demystified this procedure for many of us, or at least for me.
Pete for requesting and calling out for the Tech Session.
And the gathering of guys was really cool. Great meeting you guys and really had some fun for sure. Next time we need to get it together for a ride instead of work.
OK enough, here is some pics:
We had to make sure we were cooled down enough so note the temp in Pete's cams.
Another of Pete's innards.....
Pete doing his fuel filter.
Another of Pete doing his fuel filter.
There were 5 LT's at the curb, and two on the hook. Lou is in the driveway checking them out. Also note the person in the foreground, he got some notes on all this. Every time I looked around he was writing something, I thought I heard him ask Lou for another pencil
And last but not least Dave. Notice he is holding a coffee cup. I almost had him flinch and reach for a tool, but it was a barley perceived movement so i cant count it. He was serious, we had to turn the wrenches, and I would not have wanted it any other way.