get down in the driveway and back up, some long overdue maintenance on the bike was done. Because they way things are, I'd rather keep a paid-for bike and save some on gas than sell it.
So oil & filter changed, which with a bike like this means taking half the fairing off. Two other things kept it from being done before now:
Finding the oil I needed(the filter was no problem), and
Getting son to swing by and put it on the center stand. Which I wasn't willing to try yet.
I found out that the oil I usually use isn't being produced through the end of the year due to some of the supply crap, so a good substitute was found, should do nicely.
And I really need to give it a bath, after all the rain and dust and such the past while. And check the tires again, I forgot that yesterday.
The knee is progressing. The part that's a bit of a problem for riding* is bending that leg enough to get on the footpeg; can be done but that last few degrees is still stiff. And I can mow and such now. This afternoon is going to involve celebrating(that's my excuse) by throwing some ribs in the smoker; I lucked into some the other day with 'reduced for quick sale' that made them affordable. What doesn't get eaten the next few days will be frozen for later enjoyment.
I put some loads together for testing in the .45-70, really want to get to the range and try them. But that'll require it not trying to drown the region, and a day with enough time. It'll be a while before the mould arrives and I have some of the new bullets.
*Aside from if the surgeon found out I was riding some he'd probably excrete a brick.