Saturday, 27 September 2014

Maya ... Craving Some Attention

So she got it, the bottom headset bearing a little rusty and beaten from 66000 enjoyable km.

I love wearing stuff out as that means new faces, places and fun!!

Having accesss to Moto Bius workshop was outstanding, we bought everything from him given he had supported us ... comes around goes around

Although the front bearings were ok as was most of the rear we took the opportunity to do the lot while we had access to the equipment and space to make the job easy.

We replaced the front and rear wheel bearings, cush drive bearings and the headset bearings nice to turn without a notch off the middle ... WOHOH ... welcome back young lady.

The brown colour is less than ideal, a little bit of rust from water and muck

P1190940 by twomotokiwis, on Flickr

Up the stearing stem

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Men at work .... (sorry Fiona no pump .. only greasy bits) Biu checking out her top while I looked up her skirt

P1190947 by twomotokiwis, on Flickr

The bottom outer cup with a few rail tracks, not too bad but enough to make it grotty off the middle when steering

P1190961 by twomotokiwis, on Flickr

So easy when you have the correct gear, Biu making very very easy work of it

P1190962 by twomotokiwis, on Flickr

Hooking out the front seals to gain access to the bearings, new bearings, cleaned hub and regraesed everything ....million bucks

P1190963 by twomotokiwis, on Flickr

We did the same for the back wheel which missed out on the photography session, we could not get a new seal here so put it back together nicely greased till we could get our new seal ... that later.

Pheww all this dirty talk and romance has made me thirsty .... time for a Rum or 10.

A huge thank you to Biu for getting us the parts and helping us change some and lending some space, Biu your blood is worth bottling mate.

Needing aprts in this part of the world? ...

Finishing up after Maya was complete was the final time to say goodbye to Paulo, Daniel and Elizabeth, again thank you guys for your hospitality, local knowledge and treatment of total stranger now great friends.

Nossa casa é sua casa (Our house is your house), please come to New Zealand so we can reciprocate the warmth and welcoming.

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