Sorry to hear, Lisa. Sounds like you all were ready for that, but I know that certainly doesn't make it any easier. He's in a better place now - no more pain, no more suffering. R.I.P.
I've had a hell of a month here. Between my brother's bike and it's phantom electrical problem that I cannot pinpoint, and my buddy's Trooper & the transfer case rebuild, my stress level is approaching the level it hit while running a route in Worcester!!
So I started disassembling the parts tranny ... which took 2 days because I don't have the proper pullers, and I got to a nut that had to be 50mm - it was huge. So since I already spent $30 on a 42mm socket for the transfer case, I called my buddy & told him the deal - I'm done with this - lets just rebuild the case and be done with it. So that's what I did - took all the good gears, bearings, and synchros out of the donor case and installed them. Now the fun part - trying to get that bohemoth back in! I fought with that 200 lb. tranny/transfer case combo all yesterday morning and into the afternoon. 2 jacks and a jackstand ... and me, myself, and I.
The whole assembly crashed down once, & I can't count how many times I pinched my hands & fingers. I finally gave up after I smashed all the coolant lines on the back of the engine, and every drop of coolant pissed out all over where I need to be working. Was 90° out there. I was NOT happy!
Need a second set of hands, which should be here tomorrow.
Now there's 2 projects I've been bogged down with for over a month, and not got paid a dime for. Tonight, it's party time - I need a break!!
Everyone have a fantastic Independence Day. Thank you to our troops as well. Take care.