Thursday, May 17
100 miles in
The plugs kept fouling (black soot) and the primary case was pissing oil onto the road everywhere I stopped.
So this morning I changed the plugs, leaned out the Linkert, removed and polished the grooves on the check valve ball-ends in the oil pump and adjusted the primary oiler screw which was fully open. Now done 100 miles and the bike is running better: the rebulilt engine feels fresh and strong.
I feel confident enough for the 550-mile round trip to the Tea Party tomorrow... except my wife fell over this morning, twisted an ankle and now can't walk.
She is cursed. I am cursed. And it looks like I might be childminding this weekend instead of riding.
It can only get better?