Maybe you should put that in one of the chain tension threads.Suspended the rear of my V, removed the shock, and checked chain slack through the full movement of the swing arm. Once again proved to myself that the factory spec of 25 - 35mm is too tight. 55mm slack when checked on the side stand is what is required to have about 10mm slack at the tightest point. Like the old timers say, “a slappy chain is a happy chain”.
Cleaned and lubricated the shock bearing, bushing and bolts and reassembled.
Great pics.We just had our 21st wedding anniversary... so had a nice weekend getaway to celebrate. Rode a few hours down the Trace, found a great little boutique hotel, then came back the next day.
I'm so thankful that my wife enjoys motorcycling... she bought me my first bike and she'll often be the one to suggest we go for a ride. Trying to convince her she can handle a bike herself, but until then we both enjoy 2-up.
My best moment was accidentally dropping her (relatively new) helmet onto the gravel road. Nice. Not enough of a drop to compromise it, but now it has character. 😁
Quick stop to stretch our legs. The stock V seat is less than inspiring.
Stopped by Laurel Hill Lake on the way back. I was trying some cheap Kemimoto saddlebags... and they were fantastic. I typically use a top-box and duffle on the seat setup for solo camping etc but we needed just a little more room for two, so I ordered these bags a few days before the ride. Perfect. Solid. Would they last for a RTW trip? Probably not but that's not the intended use.
Another shot at Laurel Hill.