Join Date: Mar 2019
Location: The Deep South (North Okaloosa County)
Thanks, yeah, my face hurts from smiling.
My cousin ( a more experienced rider ) and I noticed the day after we had gotten it home, the front cylinder wasn't firing.
So we tore it down and tested the plugs and compression, then got it to fire with starter fluid.
Found on inspection the return spring/clip that goes between the float pin/needle (with the black rubber tip) and the float it's self was missing.
Hollered at my uncle who popped open a random brand-new carb rebuild kit, and passes us a similar part.
We (by we I mean He) fashioned the return spring/clip to fit the purpose; THEN made sure the motion/play was the same in both. (front and back float pins)
As of today I'm around 220 Miles past that. Although I checked the oil which as the seller stated has been changed lately. (Still nearly amber colored- fresh) although I think I'm going to change it again for good measure, and to KNOW what is in it.
Spark plugs are functional, although I already got 2 sets of replacements for the future tune-up. (NKG DP7EA-9)
Already have a replacement Air(Hiflo Filtro HFA 4607) and oil (wix 24936) filters.
I'm minutes away from changing my final drive oil with 75w-90.
I think 20-50 is the way to go here too... I inherited some bits from my father-in-law after he was taken with his 04 V STAR 750 in June. ( A big half empty jug of "Motorcycle/ 4 stroke 20w-50" is one of those things.)
All that gear seem right by you folks? Any future suggestions?
Thanks in Advance!
"I just wanna ride my guitar and play my bike!"
2000 V Star 650 Classic
Not all who wonder are lost.