Bob is still alive 2
The weather was bad when I took the bus home to Aalborg from Herning Monday morning.
I didn’t mind that much because, mildly speaking, Bob is not ready to go.
The plan before the weekend was to put the front end back on there. Instead I took off the front fender, the windscreen and the dashboard.
I also disassembled the front fork, partly out of curiousity, partly to fit those new black stanchion protectors. And here it is.
I spontaneously let the camera roll as I took leg number two apart. That’s how I fool around.
Ok, I also fit new brake pads because the brake squeals when I press the lever a certain amount. At about 1 kHz. The old pads didn’t really look worn so I’m afraid the new ones won’t solve the problem. Maybe they are not properly aligned in the caliper. We’ll see what happens when I get back on the road.
I cleaned the wheel hub and mounted the new, bigger brake disc as well as the adapter kit for the brake caliper. Looking good, huh?
I was pretty happy with all this. Then late Sunday afternoon trouble arose… remounting the front fork.
If you just stick the stanchion back in there they’re not just going to be straight. There are three degrees of freedom: if they’re not shifted or rotated relative to each other, they’re probably sticking in different directions. And the slightest misalignment means you can’t put the wheel spindle which holds the wheel back through the holes at the bottom of the legs. So right now I’m in a little deep, there’s much to reassemble now. Bob is left as shown on the picture above and I’m pondering different ways of aligning this fork.