Folsoml wrote:That is a NICE looking bike!
Do you know how to check the date code on your tires? I'm sure you know that--even if the tires look good--you don't want to be riding around on 35+ year old tires.
The plans for the bike are as follows:
Work on it until it runs like new.
Ride the heck out of it.
I like the way the bike looks right now and even If i wanted to do body work, I cant because I don't have a shop or a garage, I will be doing all the work on my patio.
W3310 for the front one. This means Week 33 in 2010 right ? 6 years is not too old ?
W4300 for the back one. Is this Week 43 in 2000 ? That is a little scary.
I fired the bike up a few minutes ago. Doesn't start from the first try, but it starts. It dies at idle even with the choke fully "up", but i think it dies only when its cold, because when the seller dropped it off, it Idled very well.
I took a quick look under the seat, the Igniter modules are brand new, but everything else is stock. The charging system seems fine, because the headlight turns brighter with higher RPM, but I will put the VM on the battery tomorrow and will post Exact measurements when OFF / ON / LOW Rpm / HIGH Rpm.
NOTICED A BIG ISSUE after a few minutes of running. Cylinder #1 is not firing (stone cold header). All the others are so hot I can't touch them.
I have a few socket sets, but none of them got the job done, so i could not take the spark plug out to check and see if its wet or not.
It should be 5/8 right ? (I will create a new Thread in the tech forum about this issue)
Can you point me at a Compression tester that had the right end for my bikes engine ? I don't have one, but would like to buy one.
I really appreciate all input, because this is my first bike and I am very nervous about it. I went through most of the threads on this forum and I have a good idea what needs to be done in most situations, but since I have never done anything on a bike till now I will still need a lot of help. I have done some simple work on my car and I am a computer repair tech, so the electrical part is somewhat familiar.
P.S. I have clymer's manual coming my way.
What does the big black screw under the carburetors do exactly ? I understand its for the Idle but when i rotated it while the bike was cold it did't do much, is it working only when the bike is hot and with the choke in the "Down" position ?
And when the choke is in the ''UP'' position is it OPEN or CLOSED ?
Sorry for the silly questions.