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Old 11-20-2012, 05:27 PM   #89
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Joined: Oct 2012
Location: Tri City, Oregon
Oddometer: 237
It Lives!

It started! I finally sprayed a little starting fluid in and it fired right up. After the initial start, it started better and better each time I kicked it. Finally, it would start very nicely first kick every time. Idle was smooth, and ran through the gears no probs! Scary fast! But very smooth feeling. Engine sounds good, doesn't smoke, no weirdness although has a kind of whine to it? Maybe this is normal? I dunno, didn't sound quite the same as my DR350 did.

Here is what I have left as far as I know:

Muffler - adapt and the baffle. I need a baffle that would fit a 400 muffler
headlight (bulb is burned out)
bend brake lever straight or get new one
chain adjust nuts (little nuts hold the adjusters tight)
change oil and filter 1 more time
tighten shift lever (a little wobbly on the shaft, may have to cut the lever slit a little wider)
grease suspension
tail light? doesn't have one...
seat cover
fuel line and tank overflow line - crappy and missing
oil and adjust chain
tires: 5.30-17 and 3.0-21 (both worn but hold air)
reinstall right plastic cover
clean and oil air filter (or buy a new one)

That's my bike! Now all the details to get it ready for next spring and the highways and biways of Oregon.
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