So a new cruciform is on the way from Mercato. I'm already assuming I'll need to do that swap.
* Mental Note: make sure I have case gaskets for a Sprint motor... *
If I need gear cogs, I'll have to order those, but I'm also pretty interested in doing the primary drive swap if that will let me run the 7-spring 23t clutch I have on the shelf.
If I need gear shims, that'll be a(nother) parts order.
Should I put a band on the clutch basket while I'm at it? This motor isn't super-hot, but it's a respectable 17 or 18 HP, IIRC. That's kind've in the maybe-maybe not range for a banded clutch, right?
I have at least one 68t primary I could liberate from a ruined Stella xmas tree. I have a second one, but not sure how many teeth off the top of my head. It might be a 65t.
I have a cush drive rebuild kit, I think. Is it just rebuilding the tree with the larger primary?
* Mental Note 2: Make sure it's all there or I've figured out what I need BEFORE I order... *
I didn't open up the clutch last night. Instead, I did a "two steps forward, one step back" worth of work on the GL. Back when I welded up the blown out transfer, I raised the port timings with a .5mm based gasket to see if that would be a better fit with the PM Tuning pipe. It was not. I shifted the power band up, but didn't gain, maybe even lost a little, peak power.
So last night, I pulled that base gasket out and put the head spacer back in. Then, since I had the pipe off, I replaced the strap-on (heh-heh heh-heh...I said "strap on"...) EGT sensor with the broken wires by welding on a bung for it so I can now screw a sensor on. Ray8, I know you'll sleep better tonight knowing this
Then, I set out to replace my center stand, which has been on the verge of collapse for a couple months and had gotten to the point it was more like training wheels than a proper center stand. Naturally, the new center stand was fouled by the exhaust, so I threw my side stand on in the interim, which I don't like but is more trustworthy than a center stand that the bike rocks side to side on.
So now I also have to either fabricate a center stand bracket to move it forward or modify the new stand. I'm leaning toward the former, but still have to actually do it.
In the meantime, the bike just gets to look super-fierce when parked, even if it's a complete pain to do little things like buy gas with it that way.
Sleep well knowing, Ray8 :P