My 2008 500 is being decommissioned. It suffered a piston failure in 2014 and unfortunately I was 400 miles from home. I rebuilt the top end in 2015 and got a few more years out of it. Got the engine dropped today. Head off. NOW GOOD NEWS! But last year is started blowing oil out of the case and I just don't have it in me to drop the engine again.
Jess offered me his 2009 500 so I had it shipped from SF to Indiana. Originally I was going just swap engines but his bike is in better shape than mine and has 10,000 less miles so I rebuilding it. My goal is to have it ready for the 2024 Spring Gathering - May 16-19 - 2 Wheel Inn Robbinsville but I have the 250 in case I run out of time.
Some of the things I need to do.
Swap out the speedo cluster. Jess's had some sunburn on the cluster so I am swapping my old one. It is plug and play but now the "new" scooter shows 10,000 more miles.
Replace throttle cables.
Replace brake fluid and coolant.
Add grease fittings to steering tubes.
Replace anything that looks like it needs it.
Suggestions encouraged and welcome.
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