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by Dads Toy
Mon May 21, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: Show it off
Topic: Spare Change Project First Bike
Replies: 42
Views: 3648

Re: Spare Change Project First Bike

OK it is now FIX! :D Receive my new accelerator pump kit today. Arrived a day early. The only problem was the shaft on the pump was too long. So measured the old one and cut it to size. No leaks!! And it works. Took it for a test drive and when you give it gas it goes. It has come alive. 8) I guess ...
by Dads Toy
Fri May 18, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Show it off
Topic: Spare Change Project First Bike
Replies: 42
Views: 3648

Re: Spare Change Project First Bike

Well I think I found the problem. Took the carbs back of again. Found the accelerator pump diaphragm has a small crack in the rubber. Its not all the way thru to the other side. So it was seeping gas thru the mess of the diaphragm causing a rich running condition. Was really bad when trying to accel...
by Dads Toy
Wed May 16, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: Show it off
Topic: Spare Change Project First Bike
Replies: 42
Views: 3648

Re: Spare Change Project First Bike

Charging system seems fine. Get 14 volts when running. I even hit the bowls with a wrench. Would only run in the off position. Once the gas ran out of the bowls it shut back off. Turn the petcock back on to fill the bowls then to the off position so it would run. Will have to take them off again and...
by Dads Toy
Mon May 14, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: Show it off
Topic: Spare Change Project First Bike
Replies: 42
Views: 3648

Re: Spare Change Project First Bike

Oh I am so over this bike. :evil: :twisted: I finally was going to ride the bike for the first time to work today. Was so excited, nice Weather and would have been a great ride. Things was going good and was fixing to turn onto the main road that wold take me all the way to the office. Turn the corn...
by Dads Toy
Sat May 12, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: Show it off
Topic: Spare Change Project First Bike
Replies: 42
Views: 3648

Re: Spare Change Project First Bike

Well took it for another ride today. Was hopping the stumbling problem went away. It didn't. Going up hill or under a load it just bogs down. Never has done this before. Always had plenty of power before.
by Dads Toy
Fri May 11, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Show it off
Topic: Spare Change Project First Bike
Replies: 42
Views: 3648

Re: Spare Change Project First Bike

New Petcock arrived today. Installed and it fits. No move leaking gas. So I thought. After I took the carbs off and cleaned them out again. I now have a leak around the accelerator pump. :evil: Fix one problem and get another. Installed a different fuel filter too. Man I had this thing running like ...
by Dads Toy
Sat May 05, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: Show it off
Topic: Spare Change Project First Bike
Replies: 42
Views: 3648

Re: Spare Change Project First Bike

I bet, I would get lost and forget which way I was supposed to go. Well I found the problem with the Petcock. It had a crack around the neck. When I went to tighten it up I finish it off. So back to reaching to find another petcock that will fit. I have order 2 cheap ones off amazon and either one f...
by Dads Toy
Fri May 04, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: Show it off
Topic: Spare Change Project First Bike
Replies: 42
Views: 3648

Re: Spare Change Project First Bike

Folsoml, Man you got skills. Very impressive and that is a large heavy bike too. I think my problem is in the carbs. I still have a little debris in the tank. I switch to a different fuel filter that have fiber strains instead of a micro paper filter. The new filter you can take apart and clean and ...
by Dads Toy
Thu May 03, 2018 7:06 pm
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Topic: Spare Change Project First Bike
Replies: 42
Views: 3648

Re: Spare Change Project First Bike

With new helmet and tag I finally hit the real open road (oh of course insurance). Was it scary and fun at the same time. So much to think about when you are riding. I think I had the white knuckle death grip at first...haha :P But people in this town don't respect motorcycles and they ride your but...
by Dads Toy
Tue May 01, 2018 7:39 pm
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Topic: Spare Change Project First Bike
Replies: 42
Views: 3648

Re: Spare Change Project First Bike

Look at all the o-rings from the chain.
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Side chain cover.
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Old brake pads just fell off.
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by Dads Toy
Tue May 01, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: Show it off
Topic: Spare Change Project First Bike
Replies: 42
Views: 3648

Re: Spare Change Project First Bike

I know its been awhile. Been busy selling our house. I manage to get new tires on the bike. Great deal on a set of Kenda. I was impress with myself to getting the old ones off and the new ones mounted. I just used what I had here in the shop. I couldn't get the back tire balance right for some reaso...
by Dads Toy
Sat Mar 31, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: Show it off
Topic: Spare Change Project First Bike
Replies: 42
Views: 3648

Re: Spare Change Project First Bike

I've got good news! That's an easy fix. You can simply cut a new gasket out of whatever material you have at hand. I have old bicycle inner tubes that I keep around just for such a purpose. If you do not have something like this, you can literally cut one out of a cardboard cereal box. You the Man!...
by Dads Toy
Sat Mar 31, 2018 8:33 am
Forum: Show it off
Topic: Spare Change Project First Bike
Replies: 42
Views: 3648

Re: Spare Change Project First Bike

Might have to give it a try. I think mine is leaking more from the center where the nut connects. Wonder if there is supposed to be a washer or something that meets up with the tank outlet.
by Dads Toy
Thu Mar 29, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: Show it off
Topic: Spare Change Project First Bike
Replies: 42
Views: 3648

Gas tank Petcock

Does anyone know where I can get an aftermarket gas tank petcock cheap? If anyone knows an alternative to the original petcock please post a link to it. My old one is leaking and don't know why. Wasn't before I started working on replacing the fuel filter. I order one but it didn't fit after the des...
by Dads Toy
Tue Mar 27, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: Show it off
Topic: New to forum, new to Nighthawks. Howdy...
Replies: 33
Views: 3163

Re: New to forum, new to Nighthawks. Howdy...

Looks like you got some progress. Easy way I have seen the engine removed. Strip it down as far as you can. Even remove the tires. Then get you a furniture dolly from Harbor Freight or a piece of plywood. Lay it beside the bike. Carefully lay it on its side on the dolly. Unbolt it and left the frame...

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