Just a regular guy
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Jacksonville Beach, Fl
Ok, I had a week vacation from work and decided to do a little tlc work to the bike, nothing major, wrap my exhaust, degoat, change out my shocks and lube the splines. A good buddy is a mechanic with his own shop and let me bring the bike up there.
I changed the shocks, easy peasy, 5 min... then all the problems started. First 2 of my exhaust studs were rounded off to start with, then the other 2 broke off... I was going to buy an exhaust manifold, but after looking things over decided that taking the manifold off the head was risky because those bolts were likely to break too. So I drilled out the old bolts taped a hole and finally got the exhaust put together... this took 2 plus days because I am not much into fabricating and not much of a mechanic so I had to wait for my buddy to have time to help and advise me.
Took it for a text drive and it ran like crap. Sputtering and half running. Got back to the shop and determined that my front cylinder wasn't firing properly. We had compression and spark... though the spark looked a little weak, but it was even on all plugs. Pulled the k&n airfilters off and one of my slides seemed to be closing about a half second slow. Pulled tge carbs to see what was up, pulled tge diaphrams out, couldn't see anything binding. Replaced tge hose clamps on the boots connecting them to the heads. Made sure they were aligned and tight (they were a loose before). Got everything on, went to adjust my throttle cable and pop! Off came the throttle cable holder... broken! I'm sure they were damaged before there are to many damaged spots. Since then I have tried JB weld a couple if times and thought a bought funding someone to weld them...
Now i am thinking about either buying a set of carbs... not knowing if that will fix my problem... or parting the bike out... I really don't want to be bikeless, but I'm out if vacation, and really frustrated.
Oh, and someone backed into my bike while it was parked at the shop....
"Pain is weakness leaving my mouth! *&%^$ that hurt!"
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