Louie wrote: wish I could - my engine is sitting on my garage floor slowly getting a new set of gaskets installed. Time has not allowed more than a few hours each weekend to work so far... Might have to put my foot down and go hide out for a long weekend soon.
Louie: I've been tooling up with an eye towards keeping my 98 Shadow running 30 more years. I would be interested in your thoughts on dropping an engine and digging into it like you are apparently doing now. Do you run into stuff that's baffling? How deep into the engine have you gone? Seriously, write at length about the experience; It would certainly help me set aside anxieties I've got about major mechanical work on the bike. Thanks, Jon