This Saturday's project was to remove the front cylinder. Because the engine is a stressed part of the frame and there was a little less room, it took a little finagling to get the cylinder out, but was still a pretty straightforward job.
With the rear suspension and the muffler underneath the bike, my Handy Lift wasn't going to lift the Buell off her wheels. Fortunately, Pit Bull makes a great Front and Rear Motorcycle Stand that does.
I stumbled on this in my Facebook news feed and thought I'd share it here. I've been following the Bonneville exploits of Tyler Malinky and Lowbrow Customs for a couple of years now. It's nice to hear about LSR from someone who remembers what it was like to be new on the salt.
According the SCTA rule book, a steering damper is mandatory equipment to run on the salt. Because my X1 is 17 years old, I wasn't able to find a damper with the appropriate mounting hardware to fit it locally, but fortunately I found one in Italy—where they know something about going fast.
Racing on the Bonneville Salt Flats has been on list of goals for a few years now. I've talked about it a lot, but it was time to do something about it. I think Sue thought it was all talk, so when I showed up with the new Buell, I was in the dog house for a while.