Funny thing, Jaws, i was just about to dig this up last night, but i forgot my
board login secret magic words and i was at home with another computer...
The bike got registered on wednesday and is now officially road legal!
And it runs great! ... until yesterday evening. But i will start at the beginning:
We got the carb tuned and finally it ran very good, i was surprised the first times in the saddle because to me it felt it pulled like a freight train!
I know it's still a snail compared to OHV big twins and stuff, but for now it's
really just fine for me.
Then came the ice and snow and i couldn't really think about getting it on the road, but in the beginning of this week the weather changed and i got my plates.
I really hate it that we have to put these ugly large plates on the bikes here, but it's no use crying and at least i can finally ride!
I took it for a spin, first thing that went south was the speedo, i guess that goddamn speedo drive in the rear drum disintegrated. i really hate that construction.
Second thing was the rear plug, it started running real rough and lost most of its power, and when i checked i found the rear cylinder quit work. changed the plug and i was good to go again. Strange, though...
I rode for a while and grinned and ate some dirt (running without a front fender is new to me, but i think i can get used to that
) and afterwards put it back into the garage and fixed some minor things.
Then, in the evening, i wanted to ride it again in the dark to check the lights, because i thought i had noticed the front light going dark from time to time on low idle. But, when i kicked it, this happened:
Serious amount of oil spilled out of the cam housing breather valve!
The oil tank is nearly empty now!
I guess some valve in the feed pump is stuck, and the crank housing got flooded...?
What to do?
I think i read something about similar events somewhere here on the board, guess i'll go use the search tool now.