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Furiously taking copious notes over here......

(that's my CONCENTRATING not constipated face, btw)
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I resurrected a 1972 Honda CL350 that had been pushed home on Halloween night 1978 and left on it's side stand in the backyard, with the gas on, uncovered, till 1998.
I was able to save everything on that bike EXCEPT THE CARBS. Those I had to purchase from a junkyard. Mine were so solid I literally broke one in half trying to take it apart.

'RIDE TO BE SEEN'

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"I never saw him".
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Ok now I am freaked out.. I went and started bike today. I let it warm up till fan came on. No smoke at all? weird? Should I still go ahead and replace that head gasket?

I couldnt get it to smoke more than an itty bit?

Be like me: LIVE YOUR LIFE IN SUCH A MANNER. THAT WHEN YOUR FEET HIT THE FLOOR. THE DEVIL SIGHS AND SAYS, "OH DANG HE\'S AWAKE"


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As you know, I am FAR from an expert on these matters. But I have read more than once that Sea Foaming an engine makes it smoke initially. Perhaps that was where the smoke was coming from?
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I am starting to lean that way. I do not recall others reacting this way when i have done this. But I did go a little overboard this time....lol

Be like me: LIVE YOUR LIFE IN SUCH A MANNER. THAT WHEN YOUR FEET HIT THE FLOOR. THE DEVIL SIGHS AND SAYS, "OH DANG HE\'S AWAKE"


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You mean I might be CORRECT about a technical issue????


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I did see frogs falling out of air.... oh yeah they were jumping at the frog jump.....lol

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Are you sure it just wasn't running rich? Did you do a compression test?
When it was smoking was it water/coolant?

My bike has been doing the same thing..I think it's just carburetor issues. Sometimes the floats won't seal well and it will smoke like crazy. Basically any time you have an 1100 issue, it almost always goes back to those carbs!
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The toilet bowl cleaner is a good touch for cleaning. On mine, I used nuts, bolts, and washers, with kerosene in the tank. Then the work really started by hand shaking the tank forever, it felt like. I also found out later that I could have taken the fuel tank to a radiator shop to have it boiled out and cleaned. Thanks for the tip on the cleaning tank using walnut shell material. Your pictures remind me of what I had to do to bring back my bike from 20 years in a garage. Good work, keep it going!
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I used muriatic acid to clean the inside of my tank. Only took a couple hours and looked like new inside. About a 1:5 dillution.
I was scared to use acid at first, but am glad I did it that way. Fast and cheap. No need to shake it around and wait for hours or days with less aggressive chemicals.
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