More bike stuff

Aug 17, 2018

I tightened the chain on the Virago but I think I overtightened the bolts holding the back axle to the swing arms (?). The bike was difficult to push and there was a squeaking sound as I moved the bike. The cotter pin (split pin) on one of the bolts got stuck and sheared. Anyway, the chain is now a bit tighter and the bike is starting without a push. So I will run the bike around the block each morning to make sure it turns over. I have the Virago booked in with John, when he returns from holiday, for a new chain, rear sprocket and rear tyre. He will adjust everything properly. The main thing is to keep the bike turning over until then so I feel confident the battery will have some life left in it.

The Yaris will be MOTd on Monday so I will do an oil change before then and check lamp bulbs, wiper blades etc .

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