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Hey guys my name is addison i just joined the forum. I'll start off by saying that ive got two (vintage) motorcycles. The first is a 1972 Honda CT70, 70cc trail/enduro bike. ive had this for about a year and a half and have been working on it the whole time. i got it as a present from my grandpa and it had been sitting in his barn for about 10 years not even started. the seat was ripped to shreds but other than that its in good condition. it was missing the headlight, taillight, turn signals, and some other minor stuff. I put a new spark plug in the head and it started right up 3rd kick! its a 4-stroke, 3-speed semi auto transmission with no clutch lever but a contrifugal shifter. i also bought a new tranny for it because the stock one would often slip in and out of 1st gear. im still in the process of putting the motor back together. The second bike i aquired christmas as a present from my dad. Its a 1975 Suzuki TS185 Trail/enduro bike that was sitting in the same barn for about 5 years of not being started. its missing the headlight, tail light, turn signals, and speedo. the tach is still there and works. Its a 2-stroke, 185cc 5-speed manual. During the single digit temperatures of january me and my dad sprayed some ether into the carb, put in some pre-mixed gas into the tank (along with the separate oil tank that mixes it in) and it fired right up 2nd kick! the only problem was that it jumped right up to redline (10,000rpm) and it wouldnt shut off. so we just choked it to death. after cleaning the carb it works better but the only problem is it doesnt want to idle in these warm temeratures. Its got good compression (my 118lbs cant kick the starter, i have to put my weight into it) my dad thinks the problem is a bad carb which would cost about 100 dollars for a new one but i called my local suzuki shop and the parts dude said it might be that there is too much oil in the gas mixture because we've got pre-mixed gas trying to mix with more oil from the injector. anyways the bike is in outstanding condition for its age. sorry for the long story
 
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