Project Deborah drive
Deborah is my street name. I started riding a motorcycle two years ago. rode bike (bicycle) to work for about 17 years on good days before I got what my good Friend Brian calls "the bug" of motorcycles. story short, I purchased a Savage 650 year 2000 right after I took the MSF class in April 2011.
Once I knew better decided to jump on a bike that has drive shaft, twin engine, liquid cooled and found Kawasaki VN750. Not having the rush to ride (having one on the road) found a nice one from a lady that decided to leave biking for a while. not recently but probably around 2008. therefore bike was not ready to run.
having said that, dear forum savvy, I need your help to put this bike on the road and may be next year I can have my ride from the East coast to see my daughter in San Francisco. a ride of about 3500 miles.
I have with me the kawasaki service manual
Serial number on bike is: JKAVNDA14YB542914
Current condition after removing tank, petcock, carburetor
Gas tank seems dirty with noise inside-derbies removed
Gas tank cap totally covered with some greenish dust that makes the key work hard to remove.
petcock does not seem stock (original)
one of the hoses from carburetor is cut
removed carburetor and found out that Rear carburetor is stuck and does not make the sound of "slushhhh". totally stuck
help required with the following:
what kind of petcock do I have? see pictures. I can say that it is not stock because there is a mismatch on the shape of the petcock and the trace of paint on the tank. should I rebuild? the screen that filters gas seems destroyed. i can blow and parts fly everywhere. the exitement makes me go in different directions. hope I can get the guidance to focus and go in order. again Please help.