Before leaving we had new chains and sprockets fitted, the chains managed over 21000 miles and were changed in Spain, but not the sprockets.
Pitstop had saved my old set so I had them refitted, and discovered why my chain was stretching so much, the link rivet was not riveted ! The old chain was still in decent condition so that was refitted as well.
I then took Jean's bike to have the front sprocket changed, I rode up to Pitstop, parked and walked in. Then I heard an ominous crash and guessed the strong winds had blown it over (the bike sits *very* upright on the side stand).
I wandered out with Tony to pick it up, and saw a large pool of oil, the brake lever had gone through the engine casing. After 25000 miles in 8 months I manage to seriously damage Jean's bike.
Fortunately Tony can do a top job of alloy welding.
Jean, needless to say, was not happy with me
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