Blueberry was starting to come apart at the seams. Steering bearing, charging system, etc. I'd MacGuyvered so many kludges and fixes on the trail, and neglected all but the most routine maintenance, that it was all starting to catch up with her, and Honeybee wasn't far behind. At one point I had the idea that with the bikes being in Denver, I might have the opportunity to get them over to Sisneros for some overhaul love, but Dingweeds had an even better offer. He and Julie would be driving the pickup truck down to Tucson, and volunteered to haul them down there and schlep them to a mechanic friend who himself rides a drz, to a crack suspension guy, and to do any other odds and ends himself , so we brainstormed about all the stuff we should get done (and sketched out some preliminary plans for M11) It's been an extensive list. Valves, swing arm, steering, and wheel bearings, resprung front and rear, scott's dampers, replaced radiator fans on Honeybee, plus all the routine stuff -- oil changes, new shoes, etc. As a bonus, Dingweeds even sorted out all the melted plastic and replaced our patented heat shield / pringles can / scouring pad mess.