Hi all. During a weekend camping trip to the Appalachins, I took my 79 Honda Express II for a ride. The bike felt and sounded great. After not being able to make it up a "hill", I got off and pushed the bike to the peak, and continued riding. About a mile or so later, the bike SUDDENLY died. It DID restart, but felt and smelled really hot. So, I walked the bike back to our camp site and sulked.
When I got home, my M/A friend, Steve Ayche, suggested the bike may have "soft seized". This morning, I digested all I could from past forum posts...and just now I took the head off.
The cyclinder seems OK...but on the one side, there was what seemed to be a ridge or maybe even a scuff. After some WD40 and some light (LIGHT!) rubbing with 330-grit, the ridge is gone. One thing has me wondering though. My father used to drag race a Mustang with a 428 Cobra Jet. ANY time we took the heads off, and inspected the cylinder, the cylinder had a coat or film of oil. The cylinder on my Express was DRY.
Am I not oiling??? Should I ditch the oil pump and just go premix???
Anything else I should be looking at?
Thanks as usual, guys!!