Thanks Zero. I’ve been practicing around the neighborhood for 2 weeks, and I’m a fast learner who’s very careful. I’ve done a lot of reading, so I know what to look for, now I just need to make it instinctful. I do have a nice helmet, gloves and an armored jacket. Still looking for boots and pants and rain gear.
Well today is the 2nd day driving to work. So far so good, but boy was it cold. Yesterday was the warmer day and it was cold, so today I wore 2 pairs of jeans and my jacket under my coveralls.
I think the bike lacks a lot of power. It’s not that fast. I’m sure it needs a valve guide adjustment, it makes a lot of noise. I’m going to take my road test before I have them adjusted. I’m expecting a huge difference once they are adjusted. If it doesn’t make a big difference I’ll have to flush the gas tank, change the fuel filter and then get the carbs cleaned.
It’s got 37,000 miles and it kind of bogs if I try to take off fast. If I try to accelerate at 55 mph it really bogs for a few seconds, then it kind of takes off at about half throttle. And it stalls out (after about 10 seconds of slower and slower idling) if I turn the choke all the way off.
Sounds weak doesn’t it? And I don’t really even know what it should run like.