And trying to speed up the process by buying a new pair of motorcycle sunglasses. Helly (bikereyes) Fender.
I’ll most likely regret this, but I am out of garage space and I don’t have time to ride 3 bikes, so the Cagiva wass handed over to a happy new owner today.
Everything fitted nicely, and the’s no excess bolts or nuts left. And now the Duke actually sounds like a big thumper should
It’s only secured by 4 bolts, but getting it out of the frame proved to be really difficult.
Easy access – you just need to remove the fuel tank. Even the fuel line is made with quick snap on/off connectors, so it’s a five minute job to get to this point.
Exchanged at 38.000 km. The manual says 40.000 km, but I have had a small hole in the belt (from a sharp rock) for the last 25.000 km, so I decided to play it safe. Another thing is that now I don’t have to work on the belt exchange when spring arrives with dry roads […]
Nicely lined up to check if I got the right shims under each cam. (Got it right in the first attempt )
Very fast opening combined with a gentle closing ramp for increased reliability.
You need to take out the cams to adjust the valve clearance, but when the valve cover is off anyway it’s just a 15 minute job. A lot easier than it may look
After 20.000 km. Nice light brown color, and only little signs of wear. Only the gap has widened to 1.0 mm. New plugs are being installed as a part of the 40.000 km service.
From a very good friend in Germany. It contains Rum, and you don’t need a dashboard dial to tell if the tank is full or empty
End of season Not much to do on the BMW this winter. Valve check, air filter, spark plug’s and belt drive exchange is done in a few hours, so spring seems far away.