Join Date: May 2009
Location: Indiana/ Michigan line at the Lake
You got LUCKY buying a bike from an ignorant rider. We should all know the equipment we're using,
and if the guy came to this site would not have sold a perfectly good (great) scooter!
I have removed every safety switch on my bike. Sure enuff, when the battery was dying
I could push-start the thing hitting the weak starter and dumping the clutch.
Rode it for a week that way until payday.
400+ lbs is no joke pushing thru the muck getting to the nearest road. So ya have to
be careful and pay attention. Our dad's didn't have those switches to deal with.
They looked down to confirm the kickstand had been heeled upwards, and they didn't
hit the starter or kicker without pulling in the clutch unless they knew they had neutral
Got rid of the "Octopus" too. Too many vaccuum lines and potential for leaks. I capped off the
vac hose on the back of the petcock too and drilled it into a full flow unit, then put
the two halves back together. Back to the old days
of turning on and off the gas and paying attention to do so. Reliability is the name
of the game, especially if you ride alone!
I'd lay odds that the doohickey balancer spring needs done. Mine only had one
adjustment in it and went slack after that.
This is my son, with whom I am well pleased." ----God