Wednesday, April 27, 2011

UPS Delivery

Yesterday, UPS delivered my R100RT heads overhauled by Ted Porter at the Beemershop. They look wonderful and their cleanliness will really stand out compared to the rest of the bike. Oh well, maybe I should clean up the rest of the bike. I had left in the valve cover studs when I sent them down back in December and they were missing upon return. Rather then mess with having them try and locate them and send them up, I just ordered replacements. I had also lost one of the chromed nuts holding on the valve covers and needed to order a replacement anyway. Plus there were some other maintenance bits and pieces. Right now, I am sitting in an airport heading up to Barrow for a couple of days. Hopefully, I will be back in town to take a picture for Gary France's ABCD "event". (Event? Not at all sure what else to call it)

Hopefully, I will be able to get the bike back together on Sunday or at least get the bulk of the work done. I'm not sure I will be able to ride it next week to the May Airhead meeting on Monday.


  1. Glad to hear the heads are back. I typically always lost hardware when sending stuff to the machine shop when I was racing. After a while, I removed all hardware before sending anything to the machine shop.

    My Sunday schedule is jam packed, but I am making a concerted effort to take an ABCD picture. Looking forward to the results :)

    Hope you have a good trip to Barrow.


  2. Great news on getting the heads back! Agreed with Allen on not getting pieces back there were sent with.

    Good luck reassembling and have a great time on that first ride!


  3. Good stuff Richard!

    So, when is she going to be back on the road?


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    Colorado Motorcycle Travel Examiner

  4. RichardM:

    Nice to have your heads back. Riding season must be near

    Riding the Wet Coast

  5. Good news, indeed.

    Safe journey and I'm looking forward to seeing what you come with May 1.


  6. Hopefully the bike will be back on the road by mid-week next week. I was so anxious to get them sent off before the Christmas rush I didn't even think about removing the studs.

    I'm still not sure what to do for the ABCD photo. There is also an Airhead tech session scheduled for that day doing a task that I have yet to do. Rebuilding the forks...

    Thank you all for stopping by and commenting.


  7. I am sure you will come up with a really good idea for your ABCD photo! Anyone as technically minded as you will no doubt think of something clever...

  8. Hi, honey. This is your wife. Lookin' forward to seeing you soon. Yes, Richard does have a wife who needs to take lessons. Soon.

  9. Great news on the heads and the fact that you're close to getting back on the road! You have a lot going on this week! Safe traveling and take care, Richard!