I've repair'd 4 or 5 Ignition Boxes. The FET usually goes (2SD1117 or equiv ($1 each)). Did one a month ago. Also beef up some of the solder. New...
Fan installed in front of Upper Rad (the hotter one).
Runs all the time (power'd off Low Beam circuit).
Get a Torque Wrench and Always use it.
Your harness is divided into 2 different wire gauges,,.. High Current & Low Current.
When connectors are crimp'd ON at the factory, the Copper...
Heat from the engine rises and warms the gas tank.
The expanding fumes push out the Gas Cap Breather.
Less gas in tank, the worse it is.
Have done a bunch of replacements using this supplier.
Those Rubber Carb Venturi Tubes shrink with age and leak air in.
I had to do the WinterGreen dunk to expand them back to fit into the seating groove.
That pitted cylinder looks scary, will look better with a Hone.
I went to town on the cooling holes, bigger is better, engine seems to...
I used to "fish" for Pickerel,,..
I was inpatient in my youth.
But, I would replace that Front Tire.
Any Tread that channels water to the center (hydro-planning) is asking for trouble.
I did a full set of cams/followers a few years ago.
Was pricey, but was a more permanent fix.
The cams don't have air pockets in'em, they...
Why not Spin-Test a "bead'd" wheel?
Run it up thru the gears while on the Center Stand, should be smooth up to 150kph.
Owning one of these Bikes is also a Total Loss of Money, but gotta spend it somehow,,..
A Big End problem is more of a Knocking than a Ticking.
I've used the Cam Clamp thingy, but it seem'd to be more a hassle than useful.
Cheap Is, as Cheap Does,,..
This era/series of motors had multiple issues.
The Cams were too soft and had "inclusions"/defects, it wore down way...
"Takes a Licking, Keeps on Ticking??,,.."
If your Cam Followers are like the rest, they are Chrome Coated.
Once the Chrome wears through, the...
I've had something similar, hard to figure out.
Was most fumes after its parked when Hot AND tank almost Empty.
Borrow'd buddies Gas...
With the Brake Lever fully relax'd, the lines are open,,.. any Air Bubbles would eventually float all the way up into the Reservoir, or Top of the...
Whistler/Blackcomb is a Stunning place to Ski.
But you'd better have brought your Platinum Card.
One Day Adult ticket is $155
This is the Funnest Part of a Restoration,,..
Like taking Brand New parts off the shelf and building a new bike from scratch, so rewarding.
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