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Motorcycle Rebuild Stories
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Phoebe’s Cheap Little Kick Start
“So, completely new to bikes.
Yet to do my CBT, so picked up a cheap little kick start dirt bike to start on, knowing she needed some electrical work, but not quite to the extent I’ve now discovered.
The mains are 12v and everything is linked together with terrible splicing and electric tape (not even shrink wrap) there’s wires exposed and the exhaust is held on with shoddy soldering and rubber putty.
The mains wires are tucked under the seat nestled in a variety of cable ties, duct tape, and beautifully presented wrapped in a bin bag with yet more electrical tape.
I’m amazed he was even able to deliver this bike, to say it’s unsafe is politely phrasing it.
My budget is around £600-£800 and with a little love and help from some mates rates she could be a lush bike.”
Dexter’s ’97 Suzuki Intruder VS1400
“I am working on a 97 Suzuki intruder VS1400 .
It sat for months, then I decided to crank it. Nothing.
I pulled the carbs cleaned them out. Some of the jets seemed to be stuck, so I didn’t want to strip them out, so I just cleaned what I could. Put them back on and it started.
Some days it starts up fairly quickly and other days not so much.
Now it won’t start at all, it just spins over.
I suspect the carbs are the culprit. I wanted new carbs, but they cost five hundred a piece, not an option. And removing them is no joke.
I wish there was a alternative for these type of carbs. Like the old British carbs on Nortons, BSAs etc. So that’s where am at, any ideas please EMAIL. Thanks in advance.”
Got any ideas for Dexter? Email us and we’ll pass them along or leave a comment below.