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Old 02-26-2010, 10:16 AM   #4
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Yeah, as MistaVern says, more likely to be carbs and intakes than the timing chain..... but always a good idea to go through every thing... check compression, re-torque heads, adjust valves etc, and then get into the carb issues. Change all fluids as a prophylactic measure as well: engine oil and filter, tranny lube, driveshaft lube, final drive lube. Good idea to inspect and grease swingarm bearings and steering head bearings as well.

I would devote my energies to the above, rather than getting into the timing chain area first off......

Going through it all gives you a "base line".... you know exactly what is what, exactly when the fluids were changed, etc etc. These bikes are getting old, and there are a lot of things that maybe shoulda been done that weren't.....
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