going to recheck my valve lash adjustment and inspect the belt. seems top speed has dropped off considerably maximum on straight around 60-63 mph...used to get over 70.
with new rubber on the wheels, i'm considering an attempt at the iron butt run. played with the route a few months back, and the target for launching was in the fall...well...it's fall...

is there a way to check the belt dimensions w/o a micrometer? i'd have to check my log, but i think the belt has about 3.5-4k miles on it. would sliders need replacement at that mileage mark?

i just checked the post of my first belt change...seems "the speedo is at 11,335." that my mileage guess is way off...with 19k+ on the clock, it might just be the belt needing change...yea?