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Okay, I'll make a list and if you would add to it or suggest some priorities. And of course money is going to be an issue. I bought the bike to offset the cost of diesel for my powerstroke (that's another story):

have rebuilt rear brake caliper still dragging, wtf? rear master cylinder rebuild?

front brakes appear to need the same, I have new pads for the front but I fear installing them for pushing the pucks that far back into the caliper and causing them to drag. they need rebuilding also.

occasional hard starting, sounds like starter doesn't get enough power from battery

magical mysterious 3 yellow wire issue...(say no more)

alternator conversion (wait until/if the stator fails?) or should I launch a pre-emptive strike?

tires (no brainer) they have some life left in them but I wont do more than neighborhood runs until they are replaced (my comfort zone)

also need a new battery cover, it evidently flew off sometime this weekend and I never noticed it. Anyone got an extra lying around?

carbs - slow air cut off valve?, spray carb cleaner? it runs VERY rich and I too get poor mileage about 150 miles to a tank (about 30mpg?) seems poor to me...

exhaust - many pin holes and rust



I've read many posts on these topics and have become overwhelmed. In your best opinion (what else would you offer?:D) what should be address first?
 

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exavid, my stroker gets 19mpg when I nurse it along at < or = 2000rpm and no faster than 60mph. Thats the least amount of diesel it'll sip, I have gotten as bad as 11mpg when I really stick my foot down her throat!

SORRY ABOUT BEING OFF TOPIC EVERYONE!

Twisty, the brake system is IMHO, the bane of my existence! Seems no matter what I do, I cannot get back the feel I had before putting my grubby little paws on it in the first place. So much for "fixing" it! Thanks for the guidance!:cooler:
 

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Does anyone have anything to add to the above list? Maybe something you personally experienced that I might need to watch for?
 

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I am not so sure the stator IS good. I haven't put a multimeter to it yet, but the "new" battery now seems to have a hard time turning the engine. After all the lurkingI've done on this site in regards to electrics, I'm inclined to believe the stator or charging system is starting to fail. I've got a lot of work to do this weekend. My fear is once I get it apart, I'll be down for the rest of the summer, waiting for the :crying: $$ to buy the :whip:parts to make the various fixes! Oh well, at least if I do eventually do these repairs, I can be sure I will eventually be back on the road!
 

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yes, I plan to run some MMO and change the oil this weekend to be sure its not just sticky residue. If the problem continues, I'll reevaluate then.
 
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