The saga continues...
Upon further inspection, my throttle cable hangers were JB welded on. Quick call to the shop and the resident "expert" tells me I ought to sell the bike. Says that I'll need new carbs, which cost around $800.
To ebay I go, picked up carbs in good shape for $125.
Ordered shims, jets, filters, coasters.
Might as well put the new exhaust on while I wait for the UPS man, right?
45 minutes later, I bust an exhaust manifold stud tightening the last acorn nut.
Swear loudly, kick something, repeat with the voice of my father echoing in my head, "torque wrench....TOOOORRQUUUE WREEENCH!".
I've been showering the the thing in PB Blaster all week. There's enough of a stud left for me to get some channel locks on it. Maybe this weekend I'll be able to get some miles in, provided I don't break something else.
EDIT: My old hippie neighbor came over and mumbled something about needing to synch the new carbs before he began pawing through my record collection. Am I going to have to go buy manometer and all that jazz?
Last edited by TLKjoe; 01-16-2013 at 03:43 PM.