Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: Call East Texas home.
A little progress made on the bike tonight. FIRST we pulled a birds nest out from under the the upper fairing. No little birds to hand feed thank goodness. LOL
Then removed the upper and lower fairing, gas tank, changed oil and antifreeze, new battery, pulled and reinstalled plugs, opened and closed breather.
Then because I just had to.... we filled up the fuel line to the carbs and with a little coaxing it fired up and in 10 seconds had us smoked out of the garage. It cleared up on the second go around and smoothed out a little but wont idle yet. Still expecting to have to pull the carbs but am hoping to not have to.
First issue up is the fuel tank. The pitcock is full of crap, and gas cap wont open. The key turns about half way and stops. We sprayed the key hole Saturday hopping but no dice it didn't free up. We've now removed the pitcock, drained all the varnish through the pitcock hole and poured a bottle of transmission fluid into the tank and sloshed it around. Open to other ideas on freeing it up if you have any? Its setting upside down at the moment although doubt there is enough fuild in the tank to submerge the cap dogs that way. I'll slosh it again before leaving in the morning and cross my fingers on the way home.
Pitcock is submerged socking in fresh gas but will have to find a rebuild kit for it, or just buy a new one.
Till next time
6-25-2016, New 2015N1K, now w/43000 and updated regularly
Ivan's, Barringed up, Yoshi tail tidy, Akra header to a modified underbelly exhaust and Urban Brawlers, Profile bi lens LED projectors, white / amber switchback marker / blinker.