Re: Getting close.
Holy crap! Went into the the shop today to add a quality ignition cable and do a simple wiring job on the CDI. Added some old oil gas mixture from my weed-whacker, pedaled and let out the clutch. It's a runner! What a riot. Taking ones time and checking things along the way pays off. Also there is so much great information on this forum. By reading here I was able to address common downfalls before I even fired up. The reward? A really nice first ride experience. I can see why you love these things.
My double muffler design sounded really nice, it's still got some chain saw attitude but it's far from being obnoxious. Also I either got lucky or just did things right because I really dont have any vibration issues at all. It's just a nice smooth roll out right up to full throttle. Motor studs and fasteners are all stock and performed wonderfully. I did not really get to ride very long as I was in a warehouse area but I had a few spins and got the idle set. Nothing kicked or moved out of position, no chain slap, and no rattles. I started this build in Sept. 09, and going slow while planning things out worked out very well.
thanks everybody who contributes here, you have all made my first ride priceless!
Last edited by K.i.p; 02-20-2010 at 02:18 PM.