At this point, I take a smile anytime
A 76' T140 here. About a month ago, I decided to get a new rear tire.
From there, it became a replacement of the chain and sprockets. From there, it somehow evolved into a new clutch. And then having to replace a few tired parts.....let say it took a while, about 4 weeks I believe.
Anyhow, as my personal life has gone down since then, I kept looking at this bike more and more with a " tired " eye for sure. Anyhow, today, I thought it was well time to close it up and I went for it even if I didn't feel it. I closed the left side, put back the shifter, the left foot rest and I pushed the bike out. I looked at it and thought what the " **** " I have forgotten to do ?
After 6 kicks, there was still no life. I sure got worried. On the 7 kick, it fired up great. I rode it around the block for 10 minutes and it felt great. The clutch does take a bite more effort ( new springs ), but it changes gear super nice and the pull feels like a million buck.
I parked it and smiled. I don't know what tomorrow will bring. But I am thrilled it fired up and ran very good.
A step at the time I guess.