Bought my de-goated 86 vn750 for 2k, it had sat under cover for 4 yrs and I have no idea as to when it was last serviced but all you needed to do was pull on the choke and hit the button and away it went. So on to works carried out to bring it back to real life.
First cab off the rank was to change the oil, the oil screen and filter, dismantled the glass fuel filters and cleaned them (yaye for that saving) and the fuel tap, replaced the filters in the ears (they didn't exist) and wander around making sure all wiring connections were tight and clean.
My problem now is when I hit the button all you get is an attempt to fire i.e. a popping sound from somewhere not the exhaust - I'm guessing the ears as it is a rather muffled popping and I was watching the neutral light and it pulses from bright to extremely dull as the engine is cranking.
The battery in it is a wet cell Yuasa so after reading the forums I grabbed (read knicked) my brothers MF and tried that as a test but it made no difference.
Any suggestions as I can see plenty of spark and fuel and the electrics APPEAR ok but in saying that I got no idea what I'm doing even with a bloody manual - I knew I shoulda bought another shovel - I can make them run
Thought I might as well attach before and after shots, ignore the fact the after shot shows no mufflers, it's got a set of tapered turbos off a heritage softail to go on - just waiting on my exhaust builder to finish the rear head pipe
TIA (Thanks In Advance)