The first job was to drop the float bowls and see what surprises might be in there. Both bowls were clean and had a measured fuel depth of 24 mm. Darn near perfect! For now, I'll assume the left carb is dripping because it needs a new float needle. I may replace them in Cody. I'm averaging 52 mpg so I don't think the carbs need much tending.
With two float bowls worth of gas in my Super8 coffee cup parts washer, I started on the clutch throw out bearing.
To my relief, everything looked as it should: good coating of oil on the bearing and bearing face of the thrust piston, healthy seal on the piston, no signs of overheating or unusual wear.
|Super Lube Silcone Grease:|
Don't leave home without it!
I'm next door to the Sturgis BMW dealer where I'll mooch a squirt of grease for the clutch arm zerk and buy a new cotter pin.
After a quick lunch I'll head to Cody via Devil's Tower.