Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: yuma, Arizona, USA
'86 Aspencade, 79,000.
Recently rebuilt carbs, and installed a 'Poorboy's Alt. Kit'.
Prior to this it was sluggish, lot's of backfiring at start, and decel, top speed about 74mph. After working on it, it starts immediately (when cold), excellent response, 0-90mph in no time...I wont go past that! Just did a two hour trip this weekend and maintained a steady 80-85 on the highway, two up. Thanks to all the help and info on here!
However, when the bike is warm, even in the morning if I just ride to the gas station, when I try to restart it will just spin almost like it has no spark. Alot of times I'll let go of the starter button and a milli second later 'BAAM' like a 10 gauge going off. I'll try it a few more time, maybe touch the gas a little or give some choke and then close it, after a few minutes it just starts right up like nothing is wrong. In the afternoons when I'm leaving work it starts just fine. I'm in Arizona so temps are 85-90 in the morning, 105-110 in the afternoon. Any thoughts?
Only issue I know of that I haven't looked into further is while just playing around with everything I noticed if I pull the cap from spark plug 4 while it's running it has very little effect on the rpm, compared to doing the same on the other plugs. I swapped plugs 2 & 4 and the issue is still only on cylinder 4, so not the plug.
I get this worked out then I think I'll have to commit to doing shocks and forks, I've really started liking this bike. I appreciate all the info I've gathered on here!