Thanks all for the Boyer help! I actually have to hold on tight to the handlebars now when I give her some throttle!!
Almost have the carbs set up......when I had strobed the bike at 5000 rpm......she was running a bit ragged. When I went to set idle I couldn't get any response from the left carb's idle screw......pulled the slide assembly (which I had previously pulled to get at the exhaust rocker box): busted needle clip! Replaced clip and she purrrs like a kitten.....(well maybe a phlegmy kitten). Now that the ignition and timing is squared away, I can focus on the carbs.
Went for a 30 mile ride tonite. What a difference the EI makes!
Thanks again all,
'77 T140J "Vintage Bike". What's in your garage?
"The paying customer is always right."
Fitting round pegs into square holes since 1961...
Pleasing to hear mate. "There are none so zealous as the newly converted" I was once an ignition Luddite and after many thousands of miles am still an EI zealot, contact breaker ignition is fine but the Boyer is better by a long shot.
Rich I wobbled and whined and vasilated for a year. "Give up my points!! NEVER!!" The Boyer sat for a year on the shelf. I finally put it in, timed it, rode it. Tossed the points. HTH and eases you pain Steve
Man, you make for a convincing arguement there, Steve. I've been as you state your attitude was regarding points.
And I have such a sentimental ties to them.
About 12 years, rode home late at night from work. In a pouring frog-strangler thunderstorm. Hit a puddle so deep I had to put the periscope up. No kidding.
On the other side of Loch Impromptu, my fully immersed points sputtered seriously. One failed, but the left cylinder chugged me the remaining mile home.
Another time, missing a bit, again late at night on the way home from work. Pulled into a dark area beside a gas station to open the points up a bit.
After getting the cover off using screwdriver and flashlight, what appeared to be two thugs were approaching, me in their sites.
Uknowingly, I grounded the right cylinder with my screwdriver at about the moment they were about 10 feet behind me.
I failed to get word to the engine room to put phazers on stun.
In the near darkness, a long tongue of flame shot out of the right muffler followed by a lot of tongue from the possible muggers as they made off in a new direction.
I just got off the bike a few minutes ago after a 25 mile jaunt. I didn't have my flashlight or even a screwdriver if the points began skipping a bit. Heck, I didn't even have any thugs around for a repeat performance.
It would be nice to get out on these night rides without a care concerning the points.
What are you riding, Steve? Easy to install on your bike or is a call to NASA in order?
1977 T-140V 1973 T-140V 2011 Bonneville SE Author of "Relics and Reminiscing."