Pls check my early threads for the prologue ... throttle was frozen, slide gummy. I'd planned to lube the cable and clean up the carb.
A friend referred me to another guy we both know. I went there, carb in hand. I was ready to dive in but this dude has a yard full of "projects" and I knew he'd have words of wisdom.
Long and short, I left with a duplicate carb off a 200cc three wheeler he'd recarbed for a big bore upgrade. He said this came off a running bike, so it should take right off. It looked like an exact duplicate, though the number stamped at the float bowl seam doesn't match.
I'd wondered if the Twinstar choke pull cable could be eliminated. This carb has the same black plastic lever, but it also has a spring detente ball bracketed to it. The choke is operated right there at the carb!!
"Ask and you shall recieve". All that extra hardware and cable are now deleted!!
I took the carb home, and bolted it all up with my original but newly oiled throttle cable. I dumped what I could out of the nearly empty tank and poured a fresh gallon or so into it.
There is an inline filter (nice to find, eh?) and the line on the tank side is large. I had to use a trashbag twist tie to clamp that from leaking at the petcock.
Otherwise the install was a no brainer.
The bike started right up, held an idle and acted like it was just another day. Damn I love Jap bikes!!!
The lights are wacky but that's to be expected, bulbs and old plug connectors.
I don't have a battery yet... I used cables attached to a truck battery to start it.
The electric start only clicked at the solenoid, but it kicked right over so no issue.
I rode it up the street two blocks and back... no registration, no endorsement, no headlight, etc. oh and fading daylight. I didn't push my luck.