Just thought I’d fill you in on the latest regarding my motorcycle faux pas. After removing the right side crankcase cover, reseting the gap for the pulse generator over the rotor to 0.02-0.04 inches, resealing the cover with HondaBond HT and filling her up with oil again, I believe I corrected the problem. The engine starts up no prob. I’m going to wait until tomorrow to take her for an extended test ride, but I’m hopeful I fixed the problem. I have to say that this was a tremendous learning experience for me. I’ve only had the bike for about a month, and because of this issue I’ve had to learn how to:
1. Do a complete oil and filter change.
2. Remove a crankcase cover, clean it and reseal it.
3. Get familiar with the inner workings of the engine.
4. Troubleshoot using the shop manual.
5. Use online resources like HondaShadow.net for information and advice.
I also learned the Honda has a lot of what I would consider to be critical parts on Back Order which means it could take a significant amount of time to receive…say… a new pulse generator. I may yet order one of these just in case I need it down the road. I was almost going to cave and take the bike to the shop and get it fixed, but decided to tackle it on my own first. A special thanks for those of you who gave me advice if not sympathy
–“You don’t get to be old bein’ no foo, see? Lotta young wise men that’s deaaad as a motha!#@% ain’t they?– Richard Pryor as “Mudbone”