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Re: a LS is coming home
Reply #15 - 08/08/19 at 20:44:01
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Congrats, maybe you've really lucked out and gotten a runner needing not much more than having the dust blown off.

I've said it here on the forum several times - I'm always amazed at Motobins and how i can have something at my doorstep in 2-3 days after ordering, and that's with the basic FedEx service, nothing rushed.

I'd wish you good luck again on your new project but looks like you're already having it.
  

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Reply #16 - 08/09/19 at 09:59:54
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Congratulations; what a great find!
  
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Reply #17 - 08/13/19 at 17:17:33
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I've had to work the last couple of days so I wasn't able to play with the new toy. I did take a bonsai down the street and it doen't make any "bad noises" in the drive line, Shifts good and pretty tight sailing down the street with just rear brakes.

One carb refuses to have its idle adjusted, so there are crummies in the ckt somewhere and the dang front brakes will not flow fluid with the bleeders open. I unhooked the line to the caliper and it will not flow fluid there either. Looks like it's MC time...….ARRRGH.

I have more little parts coming in so won't get back after it for a day or two.

Will be taking a fishing trip tonight that leaves the harbor at 10PM and returns the next day at 7pm. Fish count said there are Tunas biting... wish me luck
  

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Re: a LS is coming home
Reply #18 - 10/29/19 at 10:55:30
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wilcom wrote on 08/13/19 at 17:17:33:
so won't get back after it for a day or two.

Will be taking a fishing trip tonight that leaves the harbor at 10PM and returns the next day at 7pm. Fish count said there are Tunas biting... wish me luck


The good news, the tuna were biting and I came home with three nice yellowfins that are now filleted and in the freezer.

The bad news, life sorta got in the way and my "getting back to it in a couple of days' has turned into a couple of months.

I blew out the passages in the carbies with cleaner and they still don't want to adjust properly. Starts instantly with choke and settles into a nice 1000rpm idle when warm but cannot effect much when dialing in the idle mixture screw, so something is still amiss.

I let the carbs go and attacked the front brakes, one of my least favorite jobs. There was no fluid flow with gravity or with pumping the lever. I shot some air in the calipers and I had clear lines all the way to the MC. Took off the MC and cleaned  everything and reassembled. Works good now. The only thing I found wrong was a blockage(I think?) in that little pin hole in the MC. I stuck a wire through it and seemed like it might have been fouled, very hard to say for sure. Any way they work now and I won't lose any sleep over not knowing why. I did order a new 15mm master cylinder from Moto Bins that I'm not going to need. Any one need one? I ship faster than MB for our state side folks. Free shipping

Today I will warm it up and see what I can do about the idle adjustment.
  

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Re: a LS is coming home
Reply #19 - 10/29/19 at 14:59:14
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wilcom wrote on 10/29/19 at 10:55:30:
wilcom wrote on 08/13/19 at 17:17:33:
so won't get back after it for a day or two.

Will be taking a fishing trip tonight that leaves the harbor at 10PM and returns the next day at 7pm. Fish count said there are Tunas biting... wish me luck




Today I will warm it up and see what I can do about the idle adjustment.


Squirted out the idle passages in the carbs again. I might have used brake cleaner before, the cans are very similar.

This time after squirting out the idle passages I was able to effect some change in the idle. I adjusted the cables and warmed the bike up and was able to tune the carbs. It idles at 1000 with the throttle on the stops.

Took it out and blazed the local neighborhood. Front breaks stopped fine and no leaks(yet) still idling fine after complete warm up.

Bike shifted great, no off idle lag and did everything it was supposed to do. It's a very tight ride, no shakes or rattles. I'll take it on a better shake down run this afternoon. I'll make a movie and see if I can garner more interest in the immediate family. Sure would like to sell a few shares to offset my expense, but to date I have little to no feedback from the folks that were saying, "I wish I had a bike so I could go".
  

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Re: a LS is coming home
Reply #20 - 11/05/19 at 11:12:00
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wilcom wrote on 10/29/19 at 14:59:14:
[quote author=wilcom link=1565007633/18#18 date=1572364530][quote

but to date I have little to no feedback from the folks that were saying, "I wish I had a bike so I could go".


Still no takers so off to another home it goes.
  

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Re: a LS is coming home
Reply #21 - 11/05/19 at 20:41:05
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You may also want to give the coil a good look over - that is right in the season of the "crack-o-matic" coils period.   Overall though, it looks like you got an excellent project to work on that will (hopefully) not take alot of $$ to make nice and reliable.  Airheads seem to be happiest when they have a friend in the garage, too!
  

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