New rear brake shoes. Scott
Cool! How many miles on the bike? Were the rear shoes considerably worn out?
Lamented the loss of mine! Noticed that it is still on Craigs List. The price is coming down!Bare
Just under 13k. They weren't really that bad, I'm betting I could have easily done another 4-5k. When I did the chain I remember they were worn so I ordered some new shoes. Somehow I mis-remembered them being paper thin so opened it up. I could have left them in for a while but since it was already open I just swapped them for new. Getting the return springs off and on is a total PITA!
My wife told me to just buy an old bike and start working to cafe it. God bless her Scott
Pulled the transmission cover off to try and see why it's been shifting kind of crappy. Looks like the whole ratchet system is just getting old and sloppy. I took a hammer and tried to smash the assembly pins down a bit, it helped, but there's still some slop. Put it back together and warmed up the bike and went for a short ride. It was shifting better, I definitely didn't feel as much slop in the shifter. So as I turn around in this parking lot off of the road, I decided I needed to see how the bike was going to react to a full out beating. It was 10pm and there wasn't hardly any traffic, so I figured it was a good of time as any. I pulled out of the lot into the merger lane, checked to make sure there weren't any lights coming up or down the road. Staged the bike at about 3500 RPMs, visualized an imaginary light in head changing and gave the bike it's 1st official launch. It felt real good and solid and hooked up almost immediately! (I was having clutch issues earlier as the scissor mechanism was out of adjustment). A couple more practice launches over the next couple days and I think I'll be ready for the drag strip Wednesday night!Scottie
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