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Gordon Gray, PINEMONKEY, wadeschields
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#873882 03/08/2022 3:59 PM
by wadeschields
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Sorta... I cleaned the carbs on the 2001 Bonneville that I picked up last summer for 500 bucks but it still wouldnt start... Had a possible rental job for it so waiting for me to figure it out was counter productive time wise... Dropped it off at 6th Street Specials and Fumi had it fired up in no time.... Apparently the Ethanol free gas I put in it had gone off... Ive never had that happen before.... Usually I go through it before that can happen and even sitting in the barn all winter it has never gone off.... Either way the bike has signs of life.... Only firing on one cylinder sometimes so he is going to check the carbs again.... It'll be weird to have a modern bike... But Hell - In 4 years I can get an antique plate for it .....



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#873902 Mar 8th a 06:09 PM
by wadeschields
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Just got a call that its ready.... Carbs were messed up again and some other stuff that I didnt do right when I put it back together are all solved now.... The sensor on the side of the carbs wasnt on right for one.... Seemed so straight forward ... How did I mess that up... Off for some huevos rancheros to nurse the damage I did last night with a client/friend after work then I'll go get the bike.... Im excited!!!
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#874326 Mar 13th a 10:00 AM
by Chip H
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Good on ya, finding the problem.

My 2006 suffered the same experiences.
Teardown to clean the carbies was hampered by fittings that needed a star tool with a hole in the center.
Found one.
Strip, inspect clean, ran on all cylinders again.
Seafoam was also used.
Ethanol fuel and storage are foul creatures.

Other than that, and a new rear tire at 7000 miles, the Creamsikle was a virgin to tools.
I sold mine for $2500 , ah ... more than a few years ago.
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#874513 Mar 15th a 01:08 PM
by Lannis
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Lord, there's guys that have had their excellent condition EV11s for sale forever at $3000 and not a nibble. I know a guy who has a 2007 1200 Norge for $2000 and my son is negotiating even at that price.

The new V7s are more than that, as are the old collector loop frames. But midyear tourers are the biggest bargain in motorcycling....

Lannis
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