Tuesday, March 28, 2006
Master Cylinder Sight Glass
For a total of $10.00, I replaced the sight glass on my master cylinder. The original sight glass was orange and completely solid, no possible way to see through it. Replacing the sight glass sounded real easy. I tried setting the new glass in the sealant about a dozen times before I got it the way I wanted it. Each time, it was either too much or not enough RTV sealant. When I finally got it the way I wanted it, I found it leaked after it was dry. Well, the new sight glass is... Glass. Removing the new sight glass was not easy. The pressure from the screwdriver shattered the glass. Good thing two replacement glass pieces were shipped. The second time around, I was left with no choice, but to use more sealant rather than less. As you can see, this is my final result. Not as clean as I had hoped, but at least it's not leaking. Now, back to your regularly scheduled program.
Wednesday, March 15, 2006
The Daily Commute 2 Work
Tuesday, March 14, 2006
Daytona Fork Brace
Friday, March 10, 2006
Weird New Math
I guess it might have a little to do with where I went after getting gas. It appears that I went North on Rt.122 to Burnt Chimney. I had forgotten how nice Rt.122 is to ride a motorcycle on. If you can just get rid of some of the traffic, it wouldn't be a bad road. When I got to Burnt Chimney, I turned onto Rt.116 to Boones Mill Road. Now, Boones Mill Road is a great road for a ride. Usually, Boones Mill Road has very little traffic and some nice sweeping curves all the way from Rt.116 to Rt.220. The curves continue onto Bethlehem Road to Callaway Road. Only problem I had on Bethlehem Road was that I got stuck behind a cement mixer... Ugh!
I took Callaway Road back toward the house, once I got to the house, I didn't want to stop. The bike was running really good and I was just shaking the winter riding habits. I took Five Mile Mountain Road to The Blue Ridge Parkway down to Tuggle's Gap. Five Mile Mountain Road was a bit rough, as they patch graveled it late last fall. Now, you can't really see where there is gravel in the road or if it's just the patch. The Parkway was great, so great in fact that I had to keep checking my speed. It's so easy to just haul ass down the parkway, but with a speed limit of only 45mph, you really gotta watch your speed.
Rt.8 passed Tuggle's Gap Restaurant, two bikes in the parking lot, and on to Woolwine. Rt.8 was in great condition, no gravel and high speed curves. Rt.40 from Woolwine to Ferrum was another story. Rt.40 is one of my favorite roads to ride and found lots of gravel in the corners. It seemed like there was just enough gravel to be only in the curves and just enough for you to cross over the pucker factor line once you realized it was there. The closer I got to Ferrum, the slower I found myself in the curves. Oh well. Short trip from Ferrum back to Callaway and I was once again home.