leggman wrote:When I first got the bike a few years ago I changed all the fluids, cleaned the tank and went through the carbs using randakks kit. I also CHANGED THE BELTS.
It does start and run but I had some cooling issue questions as to the integrity of the fan switch and the temp sender. I have bench tested both of those and they work fine but I discovered play in the water pump so I am saving my pennies for a new impeller and gaskets.
I am thinking the ignition needs some love but until I get the water pump fixed I am having to wait on setting the timing.
I know in very rare occasions you find a low mileage bike that just needs a carb clean and it runs like new but this is not the case.
I bought the bike cheap fully knowing what I was getting and I am prepared to spend the time and money to get it road healthy. Will it be pretty? I doubt it, but will be safe before I let my son get on it.
It is just human nature to want something for nothing and it is the fabricator in me that would spend all day making a bracket that could be purchased for five bucks.
At this point in my life (just turned 60) I find myself unemployed (not my fault) and going back to school for two years so I have some free time to do what I really like to do and that is working on motorcycles.
My son (26) wants the bike and I have no problem with that but we are having a hard time finding a direction to take it.
I think he wants a cafe bike but to me a 600 pound cafe bike is pointless.
We will eventually settle on a style and I am sure that soon we will have a nice bike that is monetarily worth about half what we put into it. You can't put a dollar amount on fun and memories with your kids are priceless.
Sorry for the rant.
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