I changed the oil & filter and was a little worried about how thick and dark it was when it came out.
Throttle-side fork seals were blown. Replaced those. Pretty easy job. But then slid the forks up through the triple a little less than an inch because the front felt so incredibly high since the forks were now holding pressure.
Also adjusted the front and rear suspension to ride a bit stiffer than stock. Are the stock settings ridiculously soft, or is it just because of wear & tear? I'm only 165lbs, but the bike was awfully squishy. Now it's firmed up nicely.
The idle is a little rough (meaning it just doesn't purr perfectly smooth), but when I rejet the bike it will be dealt with. I've never had so many carbs on one vehicle before, so that'll be something new to learn. But adjusting and rebuilding carbs is nothing new. I fear EFI
and electrical stuff way more than any carb setup.
Got a new rear tire because the old one was worn flat and got a nail in it. The front tire is dried and has some minor surface cracks. Seems to wash out a bit when I'm cornering. I'll get a new one soon enough.
That's it for any maintenance or repair work I've done. Seems to be solid and reliable. And it's yellow. Gotta love the yellow. I don't know if I'll end up keeping this bike forever like my '66 Galaxie and my girlfriend and just continually improve it, or if I'll move on to something else eventually. But I'm very happy with my purchase. Just wish I could keep that 954 within less than 3 car lengths from a 2nd gear 60mph punch.