Planning ahead for the Death Valley gathering coming up in a week or so. The sidecar tire has near 2000 miles on it, and although showing quite a bit of tread, will not make another 2000 miles. With that in mind, plus the fact I don't want to mount a tire on the road, I went ahead and mounted a new "K-Block" tire.
Mounting a new rear tire always means cleaning / lubing the hub and final drive splines. I was expecting to see very worn splines, but they aren't that bad yet. They do show wear...probably at about 60% remaining life. The "Lester" Wheel hub has a bit more wear than the final drive.
Tightened the rear brake linkage a small amount....jacked the front end off the ground and checked for any "slop" in the steering head bearings. All seems just fine and nothing out of the ordinary noticed.
Next....I want to pull the front engine cover and take a look at the ignition points. Plus should check the valve clearances again.