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.
That’s better – next to go in were the front forks —
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.
Doesn’t that paint look the dog’s danglies!
Even if it did come from a Hammerite aerosol can.
Better still —
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 🙂