Join Date: Dec 2015
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Today I re-attached all the fairings after taking them apart to do a windshield swap. Lost a few push rivets to wear in the process. I then checked the chain (using the lift-off-sprocket method you guys told me about) and couldn't lift it off the rear sprocket enough to see any light. In the process realized that the alignment was off on the righthand chain adjuster so I counted threads and measured with a ruler and aligned as best I could. Ended up with ~3cm of slack.
I then went for a 25min ride around the area to pick a up a paper for the parents. Sadly family issues prevented me from going for a longer ride and threw a wrench in transporting it the 200mi from their house to mine. Thankfully working as a teacher means I get decent blocks of vacation so I'll work something out.
Off topic but remember that if your parents are getting old then MAKE them go to a doctor if they are having medical issues, even ones they say are minor but are persistent. Ounce of prevention vs pound of cure kinda thing.
2013 Black CBR250R ABS, forced to haul my 6'1 270lb butt.
1997 Red VLX600CD, now with 100% less fuel pump.