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Browsing Archive: August, 2011

It Lives

Posted by Jim Zeiser on Monday, August 22, 2011,
After a little fiddling with fuel lines, a vacuum line and an oil change I attempted to start the 1981 Yamaha 250 I just bought. It refused so I did the unthinkable and opened up the carburetor to see if it needed cleaning. It had scale and corrosion the likes of which I had never seen before. Every hole in the carburetor was plugged with black gook and required spray Carburetor Cleaner or a safety pin through it to be opened. After that it still needed starting fluid sprayed in the carbureto...
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Another Good Bye

Posted by Jim Zeiser on Monday, August 15, 2011,
I did it. The Kawasaki is gone. On a rainy Saturday I handed it over for a reasonable amount to a lovely young couple who, I hope, will give it a nice home. To compensate I went out the next day and bought a 30 year old Yamaha 250 to resell after I make my usual efforts to acquire paperwork. The Yamaha isn't running-yet. It will require some fixing and refitting of components to get it started. For what I paid even if it's a hopeless case I won't be out much. Most Japanese bikes are fairly re...
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Jim Zeiser If you wish to comment my e-mail address is h1500e@hotmail.com. I'd like to hear anything-good or bad-that anyone would like to say. As they said in college, we're all lifelong learners.

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