Today I dropped off the tank and nose cone to the painters, who will start the painting on Thursday or maybe Friday, so hopefully this time next week the tank will be back where it belongs. I do have to source my own paint thou. Speaking of the tank....yesterday I had to get the tank off the bike which in turn meant I had to drain the fuel. I didn't much like the idea of three and a bit litres of fuel pouring all over my garage floor, so I bought a syphon and removed what I could. What a faff that was, but it did the job well enough to justify the £7 cost of the thing. What I couldn't reach I just burnt off by leaving the bike running. Not exactly environmentally friendly, but I had precious few other options.
Finally England is in the middle of a heatwave and I have no bike. A really large part of me is cursing the timing off all this, but a small part it very glad my car has air con.