Check and double check. Goin' over everything on my flat track bike just so I can make a few laps at Vintage Torquefest next weekend. When you're not a pro, and you only ride a couple times a year like this . . . you need all equipment under you safe and solid. I fixed the lower Timken cup in the frame(it was loose) and reset the front end bearings.
The tank got a bit more foam dampening underneath. The lower mounts were readjusted.
Oil changed to Straight H-D 50 wt. (I ran H-D 10-40 all winter for ice riding). I'll unhook the return line and run the motorcycle to flush all the dark oil from the motor - once the oil turns clean again, you know it's purged of old oil. Pipe guard keeps my leathers from burning . . .
New fuel lines. I'll lube the air filter. Dual feed supplies fuel from both sides of the Trackmaster tank. Two petcocks - Don't forget to turn on the gas dummy !
The pipes are tight. Axle nuts tight. My trusty 16T trans sprocket installed - wheel adjusted - It's ready for a test. I have a title and insurance for this bike, so it's up-the-street I go !
Forks have been stiffened. Cables re-adjusted. Lots of work for just a few laps . . . and it rains about every year(so it might not even happen) But strapping on a steel shoe, leathers, helmet, gloves . . . and going around on a dirt oval is fun. Banked 3/8 Mile with clay, and a wall around the outside. No hay bales. Vintage bikes only (that's the best part) - Let's go play dirt-track racer !
This is the view I want to show those Triumphs this year -