After not riding a bike for at ten days, I needed to get out, so opened the garage door and decided the Black Ariel would be the chosen steed as it started after three kicks. On the way to Okeford Fitzpain it jumped out of 3rd gear, so had to ride with right hand on hand change lever, with lever throttle acting as cruise control. Quick adjustment of the hand change lever arm at Paul W’s and thought that would fix it. However, after riding a few miles, still jumping out of 3rd gear and the other gears now misbehaving as well, we returned to Paul’s to find a shaft had lost a nut and started to try and escape from the gearbox. We both decided riding further could be costly to limb and wallet. So, the bike was trailered back to my house (just thinking the only bike that has not been trailered or pushed home is my KTM SuperDuke). Its a gearbox out job, on the bright side I can investigate the state of the bearings etc, at the same time.
H A P P Y N E W Y E A R to everyone.
Puzzle – “The more you take, the more you leave behind…What Am I ?”
NO GOOGLING !!!!!!!!!!