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How does the bike handle with the trailer? looks hard mounted to the bike dose the back wheel pivot?
I've never seen colored motor oil , interesting. Must look like transmission fluid.Red Line motor oil is red as well. Wonder if the two are connected somewhere along some corporate line.
I remember using Redline back in the 80's in a Ninja 750R that I had. It was indeed red in color. I could get it at a local Turbo gas station. I haven't seen it around here for a long time though.Red Line motor oil is red as well. Wonder if the two are connected somewhere along some corporate line.
My ride home went fine but it could have gotten interesting, the forecast called for light rain and 40 degrees at 5pm, and we got that, very light in fact, I didn't even bother with my raingear and I stayed mostly dry.No snow but 26F on the ride to work this morning, Winter might just stick around this time...
Either you have a simple leak, or else the carburetor float isn't doing it's job and the gas overflowed the fuel bowl. See where it's coming from and act accordingly.A week ago I tripped over the fuel tank of my Shadow vt-1100. Said tank was was sitting on top of a 5 gallon bucket because the bike was disassembled for a carburetor re-jetting.
I put a good size dent in the front right corner of the tank and spilled a few ounces of gas too
2 days ago I had a friend help me put the carburetor back in and hook everything up.
We ran it for five minutes in the garage. I even revv'd the throttle a little bit near the end of that warm-up. And it seemed to work fine at that point. The tank was on but the seat wasn't yet, so then we reattached the seat. And called the job done --the bike could sit until a nice day with decent weather when I would take it for a test ride.
Well, last night I went into the garage and was shocked to see that there was a huge puddle of gasoline on the garage floor.
Luckily there were a few shop rags and a sheet of corrugated cardboard nearby that had absorbed most of it. I probably lost 2 cups of gas. It's my fault for not shutting the fuel petcock to the 'off' position, BUT of course there shouldn't be any leaking fuel anyway,
and it never leaked before we took the carb out.
Don’t need to worry about engine speed except when down shifting. Otherwise when shifting up, a brief quick off throttle and shift (don’t forget clutch) and roll on it.Well, The linkage for my forward shifter was so worn I got rid of it. I first ordered
a shifter lever from JP cycles and got it Friday of the same week, I was out doing
errands and figured I'd get the trckg # later and find out where it is and it here already.
So it was easy installing the new one, kind of weird shifing as it's bretty much below
But it hardly grinds now, I read somewhere about pre-loading the shifter by placing
some but not too much pressure on it and letting off gas and shifitng then rolling
on gas as I let the clutch out.I am trying to think this out as I know part of the tranny
is spinning very fast from the tire, so, to match speed to engine for a less clunkier