I repacked the muffler the other night, that took a bit longer than I expected, but I am anal on most projects and I wanted to make sure it was evenly packed and there were no voids or soft spots.
I also found a new purpose for a little work bench my father in law had given me many years ago. It is the same design as the one in this link.
I opened it up enough to set the front wheel in it and clamped it on the tire, holds the bike in a great position for cleaning or working on the engine area :)
Today I degunkified the chain so it moves freely again, it was so caked with chain lube and grease it had gotten fairly stiff. The sprockets and chain are a bit worn, but I am sure I can get a summer out of them and worry about replacements over the winter.