Mr_Crow wrote:I have a new battery but It looks like the original battery is doing really well now. Ill keep checking to see if it lasts.
Passed the basic rider coarse this weekend! Super good time, great instructors. Now I have a few weeks until the card comes in the mail... But there is still some things on the bike I need to fix before I want to take her on the road.
1st thing I noticed this weekend was that the bolt that is holding on the kickstand is missing its back nut. Tried to take off the kickstand by hand but had a problem and quickly ran out of time. I am going to try and slide coins between the spring until I can get enough play to take it off.
2nd thing is the Chain needs some serious cleaning (along with the whole underside of the bike). Lots of old grease and I noticed the chain links wernt sitting flat, and didn't have much play when trying to move them. Hoping a deep clean and lube will fix the issue but I may be needing a new chain.
If your funds will stretch I would recommend a new chain and both sprockets as well, you won't need expensive top of the range "Super Dooper Triple Gold Plated Multiple O-ring X-Men" chain and sprockets on a nearly 40 year old bike, they just don't have the torque of the modern superbikes. Sticking a new chain on worn sprockets is going to make a new chain a very old chain in no time at all.
As for your side stand, if you haven't already taken the bolt out I would lever the spring off first with a flat blade screwdriver, slide the screwdriver underneath the spring hook on the lug and use the lug for leverage to lift the hook off, then remove the bolt, its far easier that way, on reassembly do the reverse, put the bolt in first then replace the spring.