The workshop would have been more tolerable if it wasn't 118 degrees out. The end result made everyone happy, Victorious Yellow's 998 sure was out of whack. I wouldn't have learned anything without his 998 because my 999 was in spec and didn't require a belt change. Working with Charles on his bike way into the night both nights taught me alot eventhough I got lost doing calculations on the clearances. Good thing hes like a Ph.d in math. If it wasn't the redos on the measurements and redos on quite a few shims it was the air bubble in the radiator hose that caused an overheat issue on his way home. I was winding down late on Sunday night, he was the last to leave when I heard a knock on the front door, it was Charles and he was on his girlfriend's bike! That told me his bike was broken down somewhere. His bike overheated so I followed him back not far from my house and burped the radiator hose and that did the trick. A thumbs up from Charles as the temp gauge started dropping from 2,000 degrees, ya hooo. What an experience and like I said before, what a grind. My back took two weeks and 39 pain pills later before I could resume normal schedule, lol. That is why I postponed the Desmoquattro workshop.
We will do it again, it was a very worth while experience and I need the repetition. I've already forgotten some things and now i have to dive into another type of motor, although easier motor to work on. I have yet to do clearances on a Desmodue, or whatever my 4 spark plug machine is called now, what, double big bang? Oooo haaaaa. Hey Galaxy, I'll be in attendence and yeah, we can do it at my place again. I haven't gotten word from the PO if the 7.5K service was done early, I'm going to assume it wasn't. That means I have another 1.5K miles before its due.
Got some mods on order bro, now I'm plucking bloke again. Ok, I know you guys want to know even if I'm probably repeating myself. Bought a used but never used Zero Gravity sport tour model tinted windscreen, LED tail light from D&D, adjustable tour model rider pegs from D&D in black (pretty cool new introduction from Paul), Pazzo black long clutch and short brake levers with DOG CLUB written on the inside, will order tomorrow or next day Shift Tech carbon fiber hugger and sprocket cover. I held off on ordering the cf lower exhaust shield so I could find out about the brackets for same depending on what kind of cat bypass I pick up. Some bypass pipes have the brackets where some don't. I think the stock silver painted exhaust shields looks like crap, but the aftermarket carbon fiber ones don't. I'll do the cat bypass first then complete the full exhaust system later if I can save up for it. One of the problems I have is an Indian casino is located a mile from my house. If I have some extra cake in my pocket I have a tendency to wander over there singing "On the banks of the river, stood Running John, old Indian Brave, he had a dollar, in his pocket, so instead of saving for a full system, he threw it down, on the table" bla bla bla.
Man, I love this bike. Just cleaning the chain tonight was fun.