It was quite a relaxing day for me as Flo had to do maintenance on the bike for basically the whole day. This is something I just have no clue about.
After the first 10.000km on this trip and 44.000km on the bike in total, it was time for an inspection and the exchange of some parts that wear. Flo might write the more technical post but he doesn’t have the time so here is what I saw:
The bike had to be taken apart quite thoroughly. The air filters were changed, the radiators were checked and cleaned as far as possible. The spark plugs (don’t ask me what that is) need to be changed, the oil was drained and changed. In the afternoon, the rear tire came off and new brake pads were put in. Lots of things were cleaned and the crash bars were even sprayed again in rust-preventing matt black.
Flo was very happy that he could use Tig’s garage and
tools as it made things much easier. It still took forever though and it is not quite finished yet.
To say thank you for giving us a bed and a garage, we also decided to cook for the flat tonight. Flo made gazpacho which was lovely in the hot climate of Darwin.