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This fellow named Mustie seems to have a very good mind when it comes to troubleshooting old stuff that doesn't run. He stays calm and collected so I enjoy him a lot. Here is his first of three or four videos on a stuck engine CB350..bought for cheap.

 

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He drives a pretty sweet split window bus!
 

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That was an enjoyable watch, he got so happy at that first hit of the motor :)
 

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That was an enjoyable watch, he got so happy at that first hit of the motor :)
Sometimes I get a non running/with problems bike and sit over winter trying to get it running and working, there's nothing better than hearing a bike starting up for the first time after its sat for ages not running.

The Recent bikes I have got running are.

BMW R1100S just needed a service and going over as it wouldn't run due to sitting about for ages, had a few other problems like petrol leak and so on.
Honda CBR929 had a weird problem with the fuel pump working sometimes and not others.
Kawasaki VN800 wouldn't start nor turn over, looked a lot like that CB.
 

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Yup, he went about it right. Took least invasive method to get it freed up without damage, then methodically one by one worked out the various issues.

He found a problem with the OEM main in-line fuse holder. I had a similar problem with my 1971 Honda CB100 with exact same fuse holder. I improved the electrical reliability by replacing it with a modern mini-blade fuse socket with cover. Even though I violated rules in maintaining "original", I felt this worth it since it is a rider. Cheaply made, that tubular fuse holder is a weak link in these old bikes.
 
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