Well, actually, those reasons are complete bullshit. I haven't had Triumph out because I've been waiting for parts. Also, about a week ago, there was a snowstorm that made sure I wouldn't be overly tempted to get Triumph out until I had the new parts installed.
The parts I specifically needed were a new clutch cable, and a battery hold-down strap. Thankfully, they arrived just in time for me to install them this weekend.
|It could have fallen into several spots that|
would have been worse.
Changing that cable took me all of twenty minutes. Five of those were because I dropped a nut into a spot I couldn't easily reach. Luckily, I had a magnetic screwdriver (I hadn't been aware it was magnetic, so that was a bonus) and I was able to fish it out with minimal difficulty.
More challenging, believe it or not, was getting the battery hold-down strap in place. That probably took ten minutes on it's own. There wasn't anything particularly complicated about it, it was just hard to get the sucker into one of the hooks that holds it.
The only thing that remains to be done is to air up the tires a bit, and fix a crack I discovered in the vinyl near the bottom of the saddle.
Triumph should be on the road again soon!
Incidentally, does anyone have any advice on how to fix cracked vinyl?