Unless you paid or put a ton of cash in them, I say kick them to the curb.
That is probably the best advice ever. I wish I could do that, but It will likely take a life altering event for me to actually get it done.Sell some of the projects off as projects and those can fund the ones you really want to put money into. No sense doing another build like this one only to have to sell it.
Kerry it is by no means any fault of yours. I believe he just saw how much I like the bike and overlooked things that he is worried about now that we have it home.[/QUOTE[
Family, always the best enablers for the worst ideas.
Honda used the same harness for the K and the F bikes. Consequently if you lift the seat looking for a fix for the signals you are going to see two unused wires. I checked them a while ago and they have no power to them. There is also a power wire running up the spine from the battery area that used to power the aftermarket horn relay, it is disconnected right now.He has found a couple of wires that he's not sure about
Jiggle the rear external grounds. They might be loose. There were loose before and I tightened them but didn't locktite them. It might be time for a new connector., and the rear turn signals have died again,
charge the battery. I ran it down and hadn't had time to get it charged.as well as the electric start issue that you told us about
Give him some easy tasks and that will get him comfortable. I know for a fact I may have wounded the fuel line between the #3 and #4 carb with a pair of pliers, so replacing that might be something easy to walk him through., and since I haven't been over there to help, he's afraid he's over his head. It's all little easy stuff, but he doesn't know that, as he's not really any type of mechanic.
Leaving the fuel on is a great way to kill any enthusiasm. floods the bike, makes it hard to start, and leaves a puddle on the floor.He left the fuel on from test riding, and then couldn't get it started the next morning, and that was his biggest worry. He hadn't had that problem on the more modern bikes he's had, so it's just a new habit he'll have to learn if he wants to continue riding old bikes.
You can tell Jeff and Dave to give it a couple of months. If they don't want it come February, and you don't want it either, I will buy it back. I am not out to scam anyone. Hopefully that will put them at ease.I talked to him some more, and I do think he still sees the potential the bike has, and still won't sell it to me, so I know he's still excited about having his own bike again. Jeff has been scammed several times in the last few years, and probably feels like I said the bike is nicer than it really is.
I told them I thought the bike was in really nice, easily restorable condition for its age, but neither of them have ever ridden anything that was more than a couple of years old.
All three of us are still very happy that we all have bikes and can ride together, and I personally think Dave has the coolest bike in the group. All is well, sir.
Shouldn't, but in this case it will at least leave a smell and maybe a puddle because, as I mentioned previously, I may have put a small pinhole in the fuel line by using a pair of needle nose pliers on the line.Shouldn't happen.
the were set to arrive at 12:00. They arrived at 11:15. At 10 I ran the battery down trying to get it to start the first time with the new carbs on it. I kick started it and took it out for a ride but it wasn't enough to charge the battery since it was local and not on a highway and I still needed to have the bike running to dial in the carbs. By the way did I mention hondas don't charge unless they are running above 2100 rpms? so having it tick over at idle while I fiddled with air screws didn't do the battery any favors. I got the carbs dialed in, rode it for 5 minutes to check, and then went inside to take a piss and they showed up mid stream. I meant to put it on the charger but hey sometimes life gets in the way. not that I need to explain my self to you but thank you for the opportunity to write something more interesting and suspenseful.Also, "didn't have time" to charge a battery, on a bike you were selling? Do you have a bicycle powered battery charger or what? Takes 2 seconds to hookup a charger. Busch league.
Again, maybe it is because you actually haven't read this thread but I have been very clear that the point of this was to hoist myself on my own petard. Yes there are many things that were rushed, or amateur, and I have often pointed them out. Except when I point it out it's interesting and entertaining because it's part of the tone of the thread.There are many things in this story I won't point out that would prompt you to absolutely shit on someone else. I've seen it before. Maybe some introspection before offering pages of advice that you don't follow yourself is in order.
Because build threads suck. They really do. If you are a newbie and you are making a build thread to "show off" or gather atta-boys it's useless for that. Also it's a lot of distracting work. If you are doing it as a base to ask a lot of tech questions specific to a specific project it's a much better use of time and energy.Notice how many build threads AREN'T here on this site? It's a dead zone for builds, relative to the site activity. Yes, You, with your constant nitpicking and strutting, are a major catalyst for that reaction.
I have also been here for 11 years, back when it was just a bunch of friends who loved racing old motorcycles and wanted an internet space to bench race between tracks and in winter. The Caferacer name was marginally ironic back then, but also they weren't as popular. Who are you again? oh that's right a guy with a failed shop who has been kicked off other forums and has come to the last place that would likely tolerate you. You are right though, it's the internet, not real life, so what are you doing here?Congratulations on approaching 22,000 posts. You are very talented at making posts on a motorcycle forum. You said it best. This is just the internet, not real life. Or is it now.
Truth does not equal slander, Damon.Nope i'm on several forums where they appreciate professionals. Was kicked off dtt for this same shit. Tired of you poser hacks talking shit to everyone that passes by. My shop didn't fail it was a choice to change careers because of an endless stream of morons like you fucking bikes up. Do not slander me.