Well well, and so it starts. 30 days before I leave for the ride of my life! This week the bike quit running, and I heard a slight metallic noise. Also noticed the exhaust valve not going up and down. Hmm, so take apart the timer and cam. Broken cam follower stud.
What to do? Only option; pull engine and disassemble. Separate cases and have a new pin made and installed.
I’ll install engine tomorrow morning and be riding by lunch! Better here than in the middle of Iowa! And so it goes.