Had a spark plug come loose on I-94, sounded like a truck's engine brakes. The plug blew out pulling the threads out of the head along with it.
A photo down the offending plug tube. To me it looks something like a robotic chameleon's eye.
Because the plug tubes are so deep and the motor is a stressed member, the whole thing has to be dropped off the frame to get anywhere near being able to tap and helicoil. So I am left with some options:
1. Bike becomes modern art in one of the flower beds
2. Bike is pushed off the Tenney Park breakwater into Lake Mendota
3. In the night, I trade my VFR for Dan's hoping he won't notice
4. The boring option - sell or part the VFR and buy one of these. You know, with the 75K I keep in my account in the Caymans.