I bought the bike in sept last year so this summer has been my first experience with this bike with real summer heat, I’m sure things are expanding even more. Thankfully no knock while riding, and I couldn’t reproduce it but I’m going to try again. The knock sounded similar to when you pull away and don’t quite give it enough gas right before it stalls, that’s the best way I can describe it. It caught me by surprise. After the stator I don’t want to deal with any more major repairs, something else major goes I’ll be looking for bike number two! Hopefully don’t need to go that route anytime soon though.
Definitely interested in doing the pickup mod when the weather cools, just don’t feel like roasting outside, if you watched the short vid I posted that’s essentially my work space lol. No shade till late in the day this time of year.