8 Ball In The Wind

Monday, August 6, 2012

Busy Busy Busy

Been kind of busy the past few days getting ready for Logger's Jubilee, and my back yard turning into a  motorcycle campground.  Between splitting and stacking firewood, and running to Renton with T to get parts, Saturday night and part of Sunday morning was spent wrenching on Dave's Fat Boy.  The plan was to just replace the drive belt.  Which is a major pain in the ass because of all the parts that needed to be removed.  But in the long run, it was worth it.  Dave found the locknut for the pulley on the mainshaft was only finger tight ( instead of torqued to 120 ft/lbs), and only the two screws holding the locking plate in place kept the nut unscrewing.  But it was loose enough that the pulley was wobbling on the mainshaft.  The oil seal was leaking, and the spacer behind the pulley had developed a sharp edge to it.  Which was cutting into the seal.  So at 10:00 AM Sunday morning, work stopped and we jumped into his Ford to go to Renton to get parts.  I even bought a new gas cap to replace the one I had lost Friday while doing 95+ on the way home.  So as you can tell by this condensed version of the past few days, it has been busy.  I have about half the firewood bucked and split, and will try getting to that today since the temps will only be in the mid 80s and not mid 90s again.

Catch ya on the road sometime...

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