Something complicating the exhaust issue is the kickstart shaft that's about ready to call it quits. I'm not sure where all the repairs happened, if it was back when my brother still had it or when dad had it, but this little normally easy-starting Honda start mechanism has seen a lot of toil. I knew that the splines were poor. The sewing pins were a temporary fix; the weld another. I drilled a hole for a dowel pin but even with all of that, the real issue now is that the end of the shaft is actually bent. This off axis rotation of the kick start lever got to be a problem with exhaust pipe and muffler clearance.
A fix was in order. The gaskets arrived, the auction kick start shaft is on the way so in my excited state Thursday evening, I started pulling the bike apart, only to discover that unlike my two previous kicker fixes on other bikes, this one was going to involve a lot more work.
An entire case splitting will need to occur and there's just no way that one of those will happen during riding season, not around this hacienda. December and more likely January will have to be soon enough.
So, she was buttoned up to wait for better (repair) weather.
There is now an opening in the schedule for time on the lift.
Friday morning I was busy in the shop, woodworking and finishing up the wiring on the Enfield sidecar rig.
Then it was time for a ride, Old Blue was looking at me with wanton turn signals....so that's what we did. No destination in mind, other than some coffee and pie led us up river to Prescott's Freedom Park.
The long way home past the Treasure Island Casino and some more garage time in the evening. Peg's half day working at home had her busy getting her latest knitting project stretched out while drying.
Saturday morning early, some audiobook time and then back out to the shop to do some more wood gluing on our daughter's Tack Cabinet.
Thunderstorms over night and a lot of rain we didn't need (first mowing approaching rapidly!!) saw me cozily in the garage until late morning when surprise, it was time for another ride, this time the little V-Twin was anxious to get some air.
Near Welch, in the Cannon Valley Trail parking lot.
I saw a repair/air stand just like this up in Grand Marais at last year's MN Guzzi Rally. The Hyosung was in no need of repair thank you.
This one for Brandy.....you might try this. Brad, what do you think???
No, it's not a key but special in its own right!?!
An Easter morning shorty breakfast ride with a stop in Red Wing's Memorial Park.
The green's will persevere.....