Category Archives: Bike

Bike Rehab, episode 10

Hell, yeah. Just got a call from the shop. The Green Monster lives. It’s carbs were out of whack, as well as the timing — breaker points, not that newfangled solid-state stuff. I feel a bit bad I failed at … Continue reading

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Bike Rehab, Episode 9

I don’t like to admit defeat, but I can’t get this sucker to run smoothly. I can get it to run on one cylinder, but that doesn’t quite cut it. Luckily, I’m close enough to the shop that they’ll pick … Continue reading

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Bike Rehab, Episode 8

Going to overhaul the right-side carb. After that, it’s off to the dealer, if the beast won’t idle properly. Feels like a cop-out, but I want this thing running.

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Bike Rehab, Episode 7

Well. Disassembled the left-side carb and cleaned the hell out of it. Replaced various O-rings, but not did not remove the butterfly or replace its O-ring. Put carb back on the bike and immediately noticed a difference. Still hard to … Continue reading

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Bike Rehab, Episode 6

Well, an unhealthy dose of carb cleaner got fuel flowing thru carb into the float bowl, but the bike still runs on basically one cylinder. Spark is good. Before I pull the seemingly-offending carb again, I will check compression, but … Continue reading

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Bike Rehab, Episode 5

Alrighty. Got a new AGM battery. Installed easily, and has plenty of juice. Also installed a new pair of plugs. And…we’re halfway there – bike starts and runs. One one cylinder. Seems like left-side carb is clogged in a bad … Continue reading

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Bike Rehab Episode 4

Replaced the fuel line and pulled the tank. Will need to clean out the latter. Fuel line was easy. One tip that really helped was tapering the end of the line for the crossover piece. This allows it to be … Continue reading

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