So close, 81 MHR

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So close, 81 MHR

Post by 81mhr900ss » Fri Apr 19, 2019 6:40 pm

Hi folks: I'm way behind but got busy over the last couple of days. The bike needs brake fluid and gas. The fairing painting will continue tomorrow; I'm pretty sure that I can't collectors' plates and associated insurance rates without the fairing on it so it may still be a week or more before I get the bike on the road. What's a few weeks after 29 years?

Here's a pic from a few minutes ago. Now I have to make space in my tiny garage again.

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Re: So close, 81 MHR

Post by ducadini » Sun Apr 21, 2019 12:37 am

NIce bike :-D :-D
Now get it on the road ;)

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Re: So close, 81 MHR

Post by 81mhr900ss » Mon Apr 22, 2019 6:01 pm

The bike fired-up on the fifth kick on Saturday (April 20th) afternoon after 29 years of dormancy. It was rough and I'd run out of time; had other things to do. This morning, I swapped the carb slides to expose un-dented, virgin slopes for the throttle adjuster screws to make contact with, set the stops so they were only just touching the slides and with the mixtures screws at 1 3/4 turns out, the bike fired over on the first kick; of course, I had to hold the throttle open to keep it running; just wanted to ensure it would start. Tomorrow the weather will be better so I will try to set the carbs up to a smooth idle. Still got the brake bleeding to complete. I may even ride around the block.

Getting closer.....
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Re: So close, 81 MHR

Post by Gardner » Mon Apr 22, 2019 6:26 pm

Looks like it's going to be a great summer! :-D
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Re: So close, 81 MHR

Post by Lumpy » Tue Apr 23, 2019 4:29 am

What a lovely piece of work!! Well done.

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Re: So close, 81 MHR

Post by Speedrocker » Mon Apr 29, 2019 2:28 am

Looks like new!..Congrats, very fine MHR !
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Re: So close, 81 MHR

Post by BevHevSteve » Sat May 04, 2019 8:47 am

Patience will pay off in spades now. So glad you are finally able to get it out into the sunshine and enjoy it.

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