Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Almost Ready

One last oil change before taking off was the final drive. It only takes 135 ml of oil so the quart of 75/90 full synthetic that I have on the shelf will do many oil changes. The drained oil had a trace of moisture and very little swarf on the magnet so I think it's still doing fine. On the Talkeetna trip, I was missing the throttle lock that used to be installed so I dug out the pieces and re-installed it. I'm amazed that I still had all of the parts and pieces including the tiny set screws after all these years. I had removed it when I put on heated grips as they were slightly larger than the stock grips. I'm now on heated grips version 3.

I decided to bring the iPad Pro so I can blog while in Tok and maybe in Dawson City. Assuming that there is any Verizon signal or useable WiFi. Other stuff that made it into the rig are several light jackets as I'm not sure what the weather will be like. The weather apps don't agree. I charged up the Sena for the first time in at least a year and synched it to my phone. It's been at least a year as I've had this phone for about a year.

In case you can't tell, I'm anxious to get on the road. Tomorrow...