But the bike seems to run as well as it did before, despite my ministrations. The funny noise remains unchanged. Next up will be changing the oil on my own, which should be pretty straightforward once I get an oil filter wrench and a drain pan. I've done it before in company, just not solo.
I've been asked to take pictures of my motorcycle boots. I took a couple. I was taking a couple of pictures of me in gear (hey, why not?) when the camera battery ran out. I changed it, then remembered that my spare was dead too. One of 'em is charging now, but until then the pictures are still stuck in the camera since I don't have an external CompactFlash reader.