Great! Thought I would go for a spin this afternoon after doing the ironing and tending the allotment. I go to get KES out and there is oil on the floor.

After a bit of investigation, I find the rubber boot on the clutch has split – so nothing too major thank goodness. But, still leaking oil all over the floor! Was I worried it was more serious? Of course I was – KES is 26 years old after all.

So, new bits ordered along with spark plugs and oil filter – looks like I’ll be servicing KES a bit sooner than I planned.