you have PM.Tetronator wrote:Great news! Be sure to let us know.
I will let you know if I’m happy enough tomorrow to buy a ferry ticket. I have worked for the last 8 months with this and the electronics and powder coating have put me back by 2 months otherwise Thunderbirds would be go. At the moment, my arse is twitching purely because I don’t cherish the thought of breaking down. If I break down within a 50 mile radius, I can resolve it myself but as soon as I get over the water, it is a different box of frogs. Okay, if I can do the miles, I can do hundred miles and if I can do hundred miles I can do 500 miles. We shall see.
At least I have European breakdown cover if it all goes pear-shaped and like all of us on here, I am reasonably mechanically competent.
I am doing a few electrical bits in the morning on the idiot lights on the dashboard and putting a socket in for the satnav and I have already put some tools away and little bits nuts, bolts, bits of wire, connectors, et cetera in anticipation so at the moment, the plan is on. I just wish I had had 2 weeks more to do a few more Rideouts.
I once rebuilt the engine from one of my MZs and I had ridden it no more than 50 yards before I set off for a 200 mile trip each way.
As it happens, I when I rebuilt the engine I stupidly didn’t replace the crankshaft oil seals and hence, the engine was pressurising the gearbox and gearbox oil was pissing out of the breather.
It started in the Lake District and persisted for the rest of the trip.
Okay, I wakes up a lot of oil and put a lot of oil in it he got me home and I never made the same mistake again. Happy days.