What should have been a five minute job lasted about half an hour. I had a bit of trouble getting the right about of slack on the chain, whilst ensuring that the rear wheel stayed straight. It probably didn't help that the chain appears a bit knackered and is very tight in one place in particular. Once I was happy that it was all lined up and about as good as I was going to get it, I tightened up the rear axle to the right torque settings and set the spacers.
The next job was to try and rotate the handlebars backwards a fraction in order to move my handguards higher up. I had to be careful as doing this would limit the steering lock as the switchgears on both sides would now be closer to the tank.
The final jobs of the day was to give the bike a good old wash and check the tyre pressures in preparation for another week in the City.