His Bantam, one of the last D14/4s, seems to be in very good condition for the year and has only done 12,000 miles, but there are a few jobs to be done yet before it can take to the road.
This morning, being very wet (which continued for the rest of the day), I went to help Hughie replace the kick-starter spring, which involved removing the clutch to get to the quadrant.
When I arrived, just before 10.30am, Hughie had already drained the gearbox oil, and removed the silencer, right-hand foot-peg, and clutch-side cover. Luckily, I had the tools with me to compress the clutch springs and lock up the clutch pinion, so that made it much easier. Eddie came as well to assist (by holding the inspection lamp) and regaling us with stories of how many kick-starter springs he'd worn out over the years!