Category Archives: Bike
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
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
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.
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
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
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