20 August 1970
Two days before we leave on our motorcycle trip I run into a significant issue - the oil pan threads for the oil drain plug on my Tempter stripped. I remember that years ago (when Derick still owned it) we put in an oversized bolt because of weak threads. Well, those weak threads are now gone. So I am going to try and find an oversized, tapping bolt to replace it. Obviously this is a pretty important fix as you don't want to be losing all your oil in the middle of the mountains.