90 days beginning to end………tickled the Bings, six kicks and the old /2 fired right up
I had static timed the bike, once it was running again I got the old timing light out and the dynamic timing was spot on
Let it run for a few minutes, shut it down, gave it yet another “once over”, nothing blatant……both carbs had dripped a little fuel, but that’s normal with fresh washers, that’ll stop as things seat…….nothing that screamed “don’t ride it”, so on went the helmet and I headed down the road.
Ran like a champ, all lights work, horn toots, blinkers flash, brakes grab well, clutch grabs, tranny is like butter, and the damn thing just flat out rides great………..once it was up to temperature it had a slight stumble off idle, common for these old Bing carbs, the fix is 1/8 to 1/4 turn richer on the air/fuel mixture screw. Tomorrow I’ll set up a couple of fans, get the bike up to temp., and do some fine tuning of the Bings and do a “by ear” carb balance…….details to follow.