I re-uploaded a larger pic. I know the guy who owned this b4 just jury rigged this bike and it needs done right to make it a safe fun ride.
I want to:
replace the harness and get the electric starter working again.
new chain and both sprockets
clean, synch carbs and get air box in place.
put some directional lights back on.
I can then at least ride it around a bit. Right now I am not at all feeling safe about the wiring
and while it sounds great running it is far from a fine tune machine that I eventually want. I was looking at some online prices for a set of carbs all ready worked and that maybe cheaper than hiring a mechanic to do it. I could do it as I have the skills and was a airplane mechanic for 10 years, I just dont always have time, so some things I may just bolt on. and that includes carbs.
You may want to check the speed'o gear on the front wheel for movement - it looks like it's moving around a little. I hope the engine runs better than it looks. You'll have your hands full with this project.
Winner! In your first three posts you did the best thing a newbie could do. You told Geeto he was right, and he is.
The bars will work and look good. I'm suprised the the PO didn't put clubmans on it, as that is usually the first thing to happen to old CB's. I know this because I have owned 2 out of three with clubmans and no rearsets.
P.S. Working on bikes is way more fun than working on planes(new plane at least). No skydrol. Nasty stuff.
I am so McLovin the replies, comments, ball busting. Thanks to all.
I am hunting all over CList/Ebay/Here for a front fender with all the parts. (I probably will trim it up a shade) and I ordered the harness today.
@billFrank - you damn skippy about that skydrol but I cant help my love of a DC-3 / Pratt and Whitney R-1830
LOL right ?
Right now nothing mechanical, I am currently replacing the wiring harness, ignition system etc. basically going over all those parts and connections and the routing. After that it will be the carb rebuild and the fuel system.
@catboy - I have no idea about the pipes, they were on it and the PO had no idea. Obviosuly with a rattle can paint job and all I like the way they sound though.
I picked up a used KLR650 to add to my fleet and replace my old 93 DR650. I got a really good deal from the original owner up in San Francisco. I purchased this for a couple of reasons... First... Me and my son want to do some adventure riding. He's going to pick up a KLR himself and sort it...
just a quick hello my name is Steve and im a bikeaholic.
been messing around with bikes for years but im NOT a mechanic, more of a muchanic, meaning that i muck about till something works.
Look forward to joining in