Steering still notchy despite slapping in the spare (easy) top bearing I’ve been carrying the whole trip. Great people in Jackson, Mississippi, got me a close enough fit from a Toyota transfer box so I can change the lower bearing. Peanut butter is shown for scale. I’ve bought another hammer.
- Bearing changed in pouring rain; I felt a bit like Henry V.
- Chain tightened; it went about 20,000 miles without needing anything then fell to pieces all at once. I’ve now tightened it three times in the last few days and it finally feels okay.
- Horn wires broke so I’ve recrimped them. I also had a look at an exploded diagram and rearranged the horn and hanger to better reflect Triumph’s ideas instead of my own.
Tiger now rides well; notchy steering and a slack chain made it a bit depressing to ride. It’s also been surging but I’m hoping I’ve sorted that by doing a 30s reset.