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One step at the time on the RT3...

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Washed it for the first time in probably 5 years Saturday. My neighbor came over..."I didn't know you were a motorcycle guy!"...me "Well, I used to be, and we've had this bike for 25+ years, but it's been in the mountains for the last 15 or so". So I fired it up for him...both of us get ear to ear grins.

Cleaned the carb Saturday, and found an air inlet just at the carb throat was completely clogged with dirt. Starts and runs much better, but still haven't really been able to ride it at all (needs tires).

Installed my newly-sourced original clutch lever, and mounted the compression release back to the top of the lever, and it feels pretty solid. Still on the search for a complete one.

Picked up a new B9ES plug from Autozone yesterday, $2.49, and it runs MUCH better with that than the B7ES that was in there.

Need a filter element and a filter to carb snorkel, an oil tank cap, and tires. Then I can work on other things like a new seat cover, finding the lights, etc.

This is fun stuff!
29 Jul 2014 12:11 #1

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Replied by Makotosun on topic One step at the time on the RT3...

Not much better than hearing them roar to life after 15 years! Nothing like a big Two stroke roar :)

Your neighbor will probably start looking to find one for himself. That's how it starts . . .
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29 Jul 2014 12:58 #2

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Replied by t-bone on topic Re:One step at the time on the RT3...

Changing out brake shoes a good safety measure. They can delaminate locking up in the hub a send you over the bars.
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30 Jul 2014 08:00 #3

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