Nothing happened with the bike for a couple weeks. I’d decided to pull it inside the house and was waiting to get the space clearing out in the dining room for it.
This is what the dining room looked like a week ago.
Here’s the dining room as of Friday night.
On Saturday I cleared out the half of the dining room where the bike needed to go. Joel and I bought some plastic drop cloth (typically used for painting).
Autumn helped tape the plastic sheets to the moulding. Actually, she did most of the work.
Looks like Dexter is preparing my house for a kill.
On Sunday Joel and I pushed the BMW up the stairs and into the house. After he left for work, Marlin came over and he and I began to take things off the bike.
This is where the bike will be parked for the next couple of months.
Here we have the evidence of what seems to be a damaged seal on the back wheel hub.
The mufflers came off for polishing.
Never seen the inner workings of a motorcycle throttle grip before. Will get cleaned, lubed and put back together once I get new bars.
The front wheel with drum break hub. Mufflers propped up behind it.
Marlin and I focusing intently on peeling the left handlebar grip back without tearing it.
My change bucket has been repurposed.
It should be an interesting, frustrating and quite enjoyable process, tearing this guy apart and then piecing it back together as I get the money to replace this and that. I see lots of polishing in my future.
The BMW in its current state.