I read in the tiny little owners manual that came with- and I did have quite a bit of adjustment left in the rear brake, tightened it about 10 turns and that seems to have done the trick--
bike has 22900 miles.
its seems a strange design that it has dual disks in the front and a drum in the back, doesn't that imbalance the braking?
I also found that the battery terminal connections were not very tight, but that may have just been because the PO had been taking them on and off a lot trying to find the problem. I checked all the other connectins, cleaned and put back. they all looked fine though-- unfortunately no obvious culprit.
where should I stick my voltmeter to test the volts from the charging system and not from the battery? the bike runs great now, but the PO said that it wont last, it will slowly start to die-
I have had a few bikes before, but this is the first "nice" one that I really want to keep up with. I have had a suzuki gs 450(while i was in hawaii), a yamaha xs400 special and a suzuki 650 ( i forget the designation) but it was a japan only bike i had when i was in Japan - i just bought, rode it, and sold it when i left. I actually still have the xs400, but its in oregon after I payed 100 bucks, fixed it up and got it running - i tried to register it and found out it had been stolen 15 years before in florida.
so i rode it around in the mountains some, and now it sits--