Originally Posted by DaveC
The stock plug wire is suspect, too. It's made in a toy factory from 6 parts to replace what is made here from 3. The inside parts come apart very easily and can work intermittently.
ABSOLUTEL! as Hyman Kaplan would say. The ignition wiring, primary and secondary is suitable for toys. Replace all the primary and secondary wires with 18 ga. and automotive secondary (plug)wire and plug caps.
and REPLACE THAT DARN CHAIN with an industrial chain and set up your pedal chain and drive chain to enable you t remove the darn tensioner. The newer industrial chain wont stretch.
All the trouble I've had in my 1st year of motoring can be laid to those three areas. there were times when I had been put a-foot so frequently that I was afraid to ride the bike.
Were it not for the encouragement a strong spirited mentor , I would be using public transportation.