Well its that time of year again, was gonna run the bike till late october, but the rear sprocket was starting to give up the ghost and my daughter starts nursery, so no more using the RC for commuting, so nows the time.
TBH i was due to drop the bike with my mechanic anyway, so he could give the bike a pre MOT so I knew what would need to be done before my MOT in March '15. It would also give me an idea of how much budget I had to play with.
He got back to me and said that my one of my fork seals is leaking and they could both use a strip down and rebuild. Which suits me cos the forks are being sent to Revolution soon for a full on overhaul and upgrade (customized to my weight and riding style). Now that I know what my budget is, heres what I'm gonna be doing over the next 4-5 months:
New Michelin R4 front tyre, New chain and sprockets (keeping lower gearing Nicky/Mickey mod), buy side exit tyre valves, Get both wheels refurbished and done in gold, (pics to follow)
Change oil, grease up throttlebody and choke pivots, remove air filter mesh (so can be used for one more year), paint master cylinder bracket, yoke and triple tree in matt black. Check/fix front indicator problem (probably needs electrogrease), unclog radiators (find problem with coolant overflow issue), electrogrease fan and temp sensor (only ones I didnt get last year). Get forks off and sent to revolution, make decision about keeping or loosing head cowel mask, fully clean and de-rust exhaust system and any other parts that need it. Fit new EBC heavy duty clutch plates (already done the springs), Fit new front and rear braided brake hoses.
Probably missing some stuff, but this is enough to keep me going over the next few months (constructive criticisms welcome)