i have went and looked at a couple of bikes in the past few weeks and they both have some oil on the lowest portion of the motor. is it normal or am i just attracted to leaky broken bikes? one was a cb160 and the other was a pa50II that im leaning toward buying.
I am a bicycle mechanic looking to get into motorbikes. with the help of youtube ive learned a lot lately about fuel and spark but Im still a beginner at gas power.
also the owner of the hobbit couldn't get the thing to stay running without the choke on, and since it has the auto choke shutoff attached to the throttle we couldn't actually ride it. he seemed to think the points needed service. does this sound reasonable?
he wants to sell it for $500, it looks pretty clean except for a few stripped or missing screws and bolts (and the oil sheen on the bottom of the engine) and it has most of another donor bike to go with it. do you think I should go for it?
i know its unreasonable but 4 stroke is important to me because im going to be riding dirty and id like to be low key and quiet. Ive been commuting 20 miles a day on my surly crosscheck for the last 2 years and its getting pretty old. ill still ride the bicycle in the summer and on nice days, but id really like to have a reliable and low key motor to get myself to work in the long winter months up here in cascadia.