I *deserve* a beer....and more, though I'm being amply "taken care of" on this. We had a POP (pay one price) agreed upon my receipt of the bike....whatever it takes, whatever ancillary crap I need to supply. In this case included tie wraps, electrical quick connects, ton of solder, wire, desolder braid, various 6-8mm nuts, bolts, washers, oil recycling, use of any and all of my tools, test equipment, stands, on and on.
Basically, the bike (and all its associated headaches) became mine to restore to working order. Even with the owners assists, I've probably got well over 100 hours in on this project. No complaints..."whatever it takes" was the motto.
Always an interesting, challenging learning experience...like the "Gomers" carbs...you never know what you'll encounter inside. The owner commented he learned a ton working with and assisting me, he knows his bike inside and out.
All is good now in Triumph land.
A Ducati Monster due next....a major service, carb clean, valve adjust, belts, sp plugs, air/fuel filter, and anything else associated. Here we go again?
No, this thing a runner, owner just purchased, neglected and simply needs a thorough, "new to me" full service.