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Old 07-28-2013, 11:06 AM
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today i took my china girl for a ride first time for her here in fla the last time i fired her up was about 2 mo ago but i drain the tank and ran her out of fuel to moved it took about 10 nin to get her to fire but when i took her down the street witch were i live is flat now in stead of tn i dont know if i picked up trash she idles fine and when u run it dont want to move out of her own way full thoth but if u bring it haft way it runs
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Old 07-28-2013, 07:30 PM
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today i took my china girl for a ride first time for her here in fla the last time i fired her up was about 2 mo ago but i drain the tank and ran her out of fuel to moved it took about 10 nin to get her to fire but when i took her down the street witch were i live is flat now in stead of tn i dont know if i picked up trash she idles fine and when u run it dont want to move out of her own way full thoth but if u bring it haft way it runs
Check the fuel jet for varnish build up from the old fuel. Even though you ran the carb dry before storing her, there will still a little bit of fuel left inside the float bowl that can varnish up the teeny tiny metering hole in the jet, reducing it's size.
This will also account for why it can supply enough fuel at partial throttle positions but not enough fuel at full throttle.
Considering that you did run her dry, at least the volume varnish buildup won't be enough to gum up the whole insides of the float bowl assembly.
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Old 07-29-2013, 09:03 PM
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I rode mine for the first time in a week.......felt good!

Still think I'm gonna put some sound deadener on/under the clutch cover.
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Old 07-30-2013, 10:54 AM
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This morning I am installing a bottle dynamo (tire driven generator for the laymen) and a mini charger that were both given to me. The goal here is to have the batteries charge while on the bike, so that I no longer need to remove them to wall charge. I have got the generator and the mini charger mounted, and tests with my multimeter confirm that the setup works. I've got AC voltage coming from the generator, and DC voltage coming from the mini charge when connected to the generator. The only things I've got left to do are go get a replacement fuse (mini charger came with a blown fuse) and hook everything up to my power distributor and find a solid place to mount it. I'm not sure exactly when I will be doing this. I'm kinda tired and the wife wants me to clean the crockpot as well. I can mount the power distributor with things I have, so I guess that's not a problem.
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Old 07-30-2013, 03:44 PM
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I got everything done except replace the fuse. I was going to drive down to the parts place on my bike, but im too tired and we are going that way when the wife gets off work anyway. But the generator is installed, the charger is connected except for the fuse, and the power distributor is also installed and everything is connected to it. I may eventually switch to an sla battery, but first I will test my current battery daily to see if it drains. The reason is because my batteries are higher voltage than the charger, and they are nicads so it might not work well. An sla battery will work better if the nicads dont. We'll just have to wait and see what happens.
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Old 07-30-2013, 05:52 PM
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Cracked the bull**** stock plug now she wont start...anyone know where to buy NGK plugs in Los Angeles? ASAP.
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Old 07-30-2013, 05:58 PM
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Cracked the bull**** stock plug now she wont start...anyone know where to buy NGK plugs in Los Angeles? ASAP.

Bought my plug at Pep Boys.....surely there's one close to you. Good luck get'n it back to running!
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Old 07-30-2013, 08:37 PM
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Lefty, most hardware stores carry one that will suffice for now.

Not for nothing but would suggest getting 2. For 6 or 8 bucks, (for 2) well worth it to have a back up. Might sit on your work bench for a few years but when ya need it, it will be right there for you.

Just my thinking but nothing like having a much needed part at the ready.

LOL, had to drive 30 miles one Sunday to get a master link. Now I have a box of em.
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Old 07-30-2013, 10:09 PM
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Got my engine and mocked it up with the bike, mane oh mane this thing is going to be sick looking. See the AMF build thread...
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Old 07-30-2013, 10:35 PM
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Link Draco? Really enjoy your posts.
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