This is a discussion on Hello from New Hampshire within the NEW MEMBERS READ HERE! forums, part of the Caferacer.net Forums category; Relax, I was kidding. I welcome all input and ideas. I wish I had the chatbot's thoughts though....
Relax, I was kidding. I welcome all input and ideas. I wish I had the chatbot's thoughts though.
Fuel injection nowadays is pretty damn reliable - not like the 80's.
FI bikes rarely screw up and need maintenance like old carb'd bikes do.
Anyway - back to the OP.
Get some roadcraft under your belt before you start a big old project bike.
Riding an XR80 through the bush trails is so far different from dealing with traffic on a big road bike you may as well be saying you know how to cook because you bought a microwave.
Well see now that's the thing, I've been riding fuel injected bikes since 1986 and have yet to take any of my bikes to a dealer because it screwed up. They just work awesome and without fail. Even the one I dropped in the lake just needed to be dried out and it worked fine afterwards. Only special tools I own are the ones I make.
All my carbureted bikes and snowmobiles have needed frequent and repeated servicing plus the need to make adjustments with seasonal changes. Although I service those myself too, just with great regularity.
What did you buy that had such a crap fuel injection system that it turned you off them so badly? and did you try replacing the fuel filter?
Alright hillsy, I get your point. Is there a bike you would recommend that is a good first bike but that I can also make my cafe racer wet dream come true? I'm looking for a winter project. I won't be able to ride until next spring anyways.
QUOTE=8ball;340106]...and I don't get met by my wife at the door instructing me to leave my gasoline smelling clothes in the garage![/QUOTE]
I know that in this day and age, this is wrong on so many levels, but hey... what the heck. You really need to get that woman under control.
"Non urinat in ventum"