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Lumps of Ice

31 Mar

lumps of ice 016I could hear lumps of ice rattling off the roof this afternoon but the FJ and I were as snug as a couple of bugs inside.

lumps of ice 001It’s nice to have a job to do under cover when the weather turns wicked even if it’s to do it twice as in the case of this rear shock.

I had already bolted it in place a few weeks ago after a cursory clean up. Out she came again to clean the flaking red paint from the spring and give her a fresh coat of black gloss. Then it was a case of greasing up the shock linkage before putting her all back together again.

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That’s better – next to go in were the front forks —

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The headstock on the FJ is so well braced – from memory the only bike I’ve worked on with this amount of metal around the headstock was an upmarket Bimota sports bike.

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Doesn’t that paint look the dog’s danglies!

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Even if it did come from a Hammerite aerosol can.

Better still —

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By the time I was ready for home the river by the back door was still between it’s banks and the skies were blue overhead 🙂

 

 
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Posted by on March 31, 2015 in Yamaha FJ1100

 

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