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post #11 of 15 (permalink) Old 02-14-2017, 06:35 PM
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All the stuff that is posted above in good info. I would add to check your battery voltage, you should have at least 12.5 volts while idling and 14 volts or more when you rev up the engine to 5,000 rpm. That way you know that it is charging properly. Verify that the compression is good and then check valve clearances. Put in new correct spark plug and new air filter. Keep engine oil up to the full mark, but do not overfill.

Replacing a headlight bulb made it run better? That's a new one on me!

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That button is aftermarket, installed by a previous owner for something. That's not factory.

I'd put in a new air filter, new plug, fluid changes and put some miles on it to see if it clears up.

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Replacing a headlight bulb made it run better? That's a new one on me![/QUOTE]
never seen it but I believe it, saw a fuse that wouldn't work upside down once, used a multimeter and tested it ! course I've seen a rhode Island red rooster do something to a honda motorcycle normally reserved for a hen , soooo.
close look at thumbnail doesn't look like aftermarket to me but still , would really like to know history on it .

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Thanks for the input.
The odometer says 18,000 miles.
The battery passed all the multimeter tests. Tire pressure is good. No engine oil loss.
I'll check the spark plug number this weekend. The valve check may need to wait until Spring.
As far as the red button, the square molding around it sure looks like it was made with the rest of the dashboard. I checked the wires inside and they're dangling, unconnected. Maybe i'll connect a ship's air horn for the freeways.
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Maybe i'll connect a ship's air horn for the freeways.
Yeah, I put the Stebel Air Horn on mine, and it's a BLAST!

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