Thumper is back and badder than ever!
November 28, 2011
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Yep, Thumper is back!
Roaring through the streets of Sydney all fixed up and registered.
What was wrong….where to start. As stated in Thumper’s set back, I managed to break off the exhaust mounting on the engine block. So what started out as a $26 rego inspection turned out to a full repair, service and inspection. Here’s the list of issues:
- Exhaust stub broken and almost impossible to remove (3 hours)
- Major service (3 hours)
- Fix break lever switch
- Fix side stand switch
- Fix side stand (apparently the previous owner thought it smart to weld a broken piece in place)
- Pass inspection
- Register bike for 2012
One week later and I was able to cruise the streets again. Thumper’s rear fender has been reverted to a double seater and stock fender for inspection purposes, but since I already have 9/13 demerit points on my license, I might keep it this way for a while.
So what is next for Thumper?
I still have a Front fender to replace (all conforming to Australian standards this time) and then I’ll take a look at the bike’s seat. Might get a lower one…pretty expensive though.
Might be getting one of these:
And off course Mr Skellington will have to be put back on his thrown.