Bike work – 1 down

Today I spent the day working on my HS bike.  It has been a while that it has been in pieces.

This is how both bikes looked when I got started.

This is how both bikes looked when I got started.

When I got started, my HS bike was just a frame.  That is it on the right above, the Enduro bike is not much better (on the left), but it at least has a motor in it.

If you have been paying attention, you know that I ran my bike without oil after it sat for a while and fried the crank and crank bearings.  Mark at Vesrah completely rebuilt it for me.  In effect, it is a new motor.  It received new cases, a new crank and bearings, we put in a new top end, new clutch – pretty much everything in the motor is brand spanking new.

Motor in a box!

Motor in a box!

A motor is supposed to be in a motorcycle, not in a box.  So, that is what my first order of action was.

A fresh motor is a good thing.  It felt good to replace all the bearings in the swingarm, new bearings in the linkage, new bearings in the wheels etc…

The motor in the bike.

The motor in the bike.

Next the bike got an old set of wheels, and old plastic etc…  I am setting it up for a training mission down to St. Joe in Missouri in 4 weeks.

The motor is fresh, the suspension is fresh, but most of the bike will be old for that trip.  After that, it will get updated all the way around for the first races.

If you are keeping notes, you will notice that is oil draining into the crankcase.  I will never make that mistake again.

If you are keeping notes, you will notice that is oil draining into the crankcase. I will never make that mistake again.

Ready to be ridden.

Ready to be ridden.

In addition to getting my bike ready, I also unpacked some new gear.

Scott and I are riding in Moose Gear this year, and again in Alpinestars boots.  Below is what our cooler weather gear will look like.

New blue cooler weather Moose XCR gear.

New blue cooler weather Moose XCR gear.

Spanky new boots also.

Spanky new boots also.

I cannot wait until we can do some riding.

Out,

Joe

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