how does it sound?


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Chewy
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1983 1100a Aspencade

how does it sound?

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HAvent figured out how to upload the video, or if I can. I want yall to tell me how you think it sounds. I haven't synced the carbs yet, future project. Right now I have the brake lines off so i can take them in to see if a shop will be able to fit new lines to the fittings.


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Re: how does it sound?

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She sounds nicely running on all four! Can tell the carbs are out of sync, one cyl sounds a little weak on idle, Sync will fix that. But she's running nice!
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Re: how does it sound?

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It needs a sync as the tacho is fluttering about a fair bit.

If you have just got the bike - I think it would be worth letting it run and idle with some fuel cleaner/additive run through it - this may help a little bit. Does not sound like it is bogging at all - so jets may be good. Hard to tell when the bike is not under load or being ridden - seat of the pants sort of feel. Overall it sounded ok -

What's the history of the bike - maintenance schedule etc???

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Re: how does it sound?

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No idea on the maintenance, 108xxx on the odo. I bought it and my friend rode it 100 miles to my house, 80mph for half the ride. He said it rode good.

The maintenance I've done in the month I've had it:

New timing belts, will adjust valves after a few hundred miles
Fresh oil, with a quart of MMO to clean internals
Intake/exhaust seals
New brakes, new lines coming very soon
Coolant flush
Clutch cable adjustment
Swapped brake fluid, had dot4 synthetic now



Things to do:

Final drive fluid swap
Seafoam for 3 or 4 tanks


Anything else you can think of?
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Re: how does it sound?

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Definitely synchronise the carbs -

Fork oil if required to be replaced, repack or replace the head stem bearings to tapered roller bearings. Check your tyres for age and cracks, maybe an air filter, oil filter and new spark plugs, fuel filter. Enjoy the ride...

Check the rear shock mounting rubbers if they are cracked or worn.

Apart form that enjoy the ride..

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Re: how does it sound?

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Aussie81Interstate wrote: Mon May 20, 2019 9:02 pm If you have just got the bike - I think it would be worth letting it run and idle with some fuel cleaner/additive run through it - this may help a little bit. Does not sound like it is bogging at all - so jets may be good. Hard to tell when the bike is not under load or being ridden - seat of the pants sort of feel. Overall it sounded ok -
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