Saturday, December 2, 2023 Guerneville CA.
Replace bike chain
I’ve had this new chain for some time now and haven’t had time to get it installed.
But today, it was raining lightly so it was a good day to work on it. I tried to find the master link that should hold the chain together when it was on, but after, looking and looking, I didn’t find one, so couldn’t get the old chain off.
I’m either blind or there wasn’t one. I got the grinder out and ground off a chain link to get the old chain off and then pulled the new chain on hooking it to the old chain with a master link that came with the new chain. That worked well. I adjusted the new chain and that was done.
I took the bike up into the hills to test out the new chain and to see if anything was hitting. The light rain had stopped so I headed on out and made a quick ride up and back. The new chain seems ok.
Dull chain on the saw
I’d cut out a stump when I last used it. It’s hard to do that without dulling the chain on dirt and rocks while cutting the stump and the chain was pretty dull.
From there I rode on over to where the first trees I wanted to cut off the road were.,,,,,,,,, But.
You follow the procedure to start the saw, but if that fails, now you don’t know if the saw is flooded with gas or there’s just not enough gas, so you pull and pull, hoping for a pop, but not this time.
I made it home just before dark and it started to actually rain a bit after dark. Good I was in the house for that.