Tried to get a fall ride in over the weekend but the old girl was being a hard case. It was a pretty windy and cold day and the oil being thick was taxing the starter. She fought me the whole time. I've heard an old trick from scooter tramps when on the road was to take and drain some of the oil from the tank into an old coffee to heat by the camp fire. Then pour that in all nice and warm and they'll crank up easier. But being I'm at home I can use the old light bulb trouble light on the oil tank to help with this. Or i can get one of those aircraft sump/block warmers that work in extreme cold. Guess I really need to rebuild that original carburetor and trash the one that is on it. So that is the attack plan folks. Now where can I get new parts for the original carb...hmmm.
Monday, October 19, 2009