What a great Easter weekend. Decided to ride the new Triumph to a Spectech Spline Lube day held by the PA Airmarcshal Rob and employing some of his fine friends to put this on. Very nice event, we had great weather and a very nice turnout. The subject was a 1971 BMW R75/5, the transmission was removed in no time and the proper spline lube procedure was discussed.
We also covered the following:
Air Filter inspection and replacement
Getting the gear box out painlessly
Proper application of the spline lube
Swing arm bearing greasing
Swing arm alignment and bearing torque
Driveshaft bolts torque
Driveshaft boot placement
Rear Brake adjustment
Proper Clutch adjustment
Throw out bearing cleaning and inspection
After the bike was successfully re-assembled, folks lingered and visited, looked at some of the bikes rode, etc. Just a great event.
RJ looked over my new bike, I'm pretty sure he likes it!
There was a brief demo on how to secure a BMW transmission on a 1977 R100RS.
Rob, RJ and I went for a nice Mexican dinner, after which Rob and I stayed until the early morning hours solving various First World problems. Easter Sunday Rob took me to a diner for breakfast, after which we headed to Lawnview Cemetery to pay our respects to Mr. Karl Duffner.
I had a mostly uneventful ride home, while unloading the bike I noticed that the Dealer installed aftermarket Arrow exhaust has worked itself out of the headers. Interesting. Put it back together, canister is now a little scratched, not 100% pleased, but it is an adventure bike, it's going to get ratty eventually.
My favorite picture from this weekend was this cool mannequin wearing a helmet and goggles.