Started the pull down on the TE510 over the weekend, have found a little metallic residue, and the valves will need adjusting, but apart from that, seems ok so far.
Need a couple more tools to get the engine fully out of the frame, then the real fun begins.
I've had the 2005 TE 510 now since March 2005, and its been fantastic. But.....
Last weekend, I went for a short ride, and thought that the engine had developed a "knock".
The first real Amtra ride for the year for me was the Karoonda ride. it has a bit of a reputation as being a long day, with the ride finishing around 9pm last year, but there was an injury which made it late.
The ride briefing said I needed to be able to do 90km's, which given the 9.2L tank on the 2005 husky, would not be a problem, so I was sort of wondering why such a long day (I found out later, its because 90km is really about 120!)
As we waited in the carpark, I realised that this ride had about the widest range of bikes i'd seen on a ride in a long time. We had:
1 TM 450
This was to be a ride report for the Southern districts, a ride around the southern forests around Adelaide.
Amtra SA is one of the few clubs that manages to get permission to go into these forests and because of the great scenery its a popular ride.
However, it is getting harder and harder to get permission, and Mark tirelessly works to organise the ride every year in close cooperation with the forest Rangers.