May be a longshot here.......make sure the crankcase is not full of gasoline. Just check the oil level. The float(s) on my old CL stuck once and had similar problems. If not I'd say a carb rebuild is in your future anyway.
Thanks for posting up the manual. Brought back memories.....Double overhead cams, torsion bars instead of springs for the valves, CV carbs, centrifugal oil filter. These things were the cat's ass back in the day. Ignition points......could never figure that one out as other bikes of the era were beginning to use CDI systems.
Gray-haired riders donít get that way from pure luck.
Last edited by flash; 11-23-2011 at 07:02 AM.