Re: simply your mechanic approach

david f martin /
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Thanks, Miguel.

The bike has been running poorly for the past few days, and all the steps I've been taking have been attempts to get it going again.

I've got 2 jets, one that I drilled out and one that is stock. I'm running the stock one right now. The carb is clean inside and out, and I'm running an inline fuel filter. The plug is what the book specifies, and gapped within spec. I check the condition of the plug every time I've tried making adjustments, just to make sure I'm not running too rich or too lean.

Cutting off the stock muffler was an act of desparation, as I could not think of another reason why my bike was running so poorly. A fellow 'pedder has a used Tomos biturbo I'll probably buy from him, so I can get rid of this noisy straight pipe...

I have a fixed CDI ignition, and I don't really want to mess with that until it is a last resort.

If my bike were just a toy, I could be a lot more patient with it, but it is my only transportation right now. My trip to work is 11 miles one way with lots of hills on a 6 lane with 50mph traffic. That's why I'm getting so frustrated...

I'm not trying to hotrod the thing, I'm just trying to get it to run as well as it did when I got it.

When I flip the ignition switch to "Start", the light doesn't light anymore, so the battery is obviously dead, and is running strictly from the magneto. That is the only thing that I've noticed that coincides with the way the bike is running, which is why it is suspect...

david

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  I'm starting to hate my 'ped.Topic by: david f martin david f martin 03/05/01 09:48PM
  Re: I'm starting to hate my 'ped.Re: Miguel Miguel 03/05/01 11:01PM
  simply your mechanic approachRe: Miguel Miguel 03/05/01 11:17PM
  Re: simply your mechanic approachRe: Doug D Doug D 03/05/01 11:57PM
  Re: simply your mechanic approachRe: Jim C. Jim C. 03/06/01 12:18AM
  Re: simply your mechanic approachRe: Doug D Doug D 03/06/01 12:59AM
  Re: simply your mechanic approachRe: david f martin david f martin 03/06/01 12:35AM
  Re: I'm starting to hate my 'ped.Re: Fred Fred 03/06/01 12:17AM
  Re: I'm starting to hate my 'ped.Re: david f martin david f martin 03/06/01 12:56AM
  Re: I'm starting to hate my 'ped.Re: Fred Fred 03/06/01 02:21AM
  Meant to askRe: Fred Fred 03/06/01 02:22AM
  Re: Meant to askRe: Miguel Miguel 03/06/01 02:45AM
  Re: I'm starting to hate my 'ped.Re: Ron Brown Ron Brown 03/06/01 11:00AM
  Re: I'm starting to hate my 'ped.Re: Reeperette Reeperette 03/06/01 02:16PM
  Re: I'm starting to hate my 'ped.Re: david f martin david f martin 03/06/01 08:30PM
  Get a Divorce !Re: dave2 dave2 03/08/01 03:58PM
  Re:Give it a enema and aspirinRe: DOUG D DOUG D 03/08/01 04:03PM
  Re:Give it a enema and aspirinRe: Ron Brown Ron Brown 03/08/01 05:20PM

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