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Old 02-20-2011, 04:01 PM   #56
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I replaced the points and had the bike starting and running - not well, but running. Once running I could tell it was going to need new gaskets all around - oil was seeping through everywhere. I got cocky and decided I was going to take it for a blast around the neighborhood before I tore the engine down, just to be able to say that I've ridden the thing. That's when I managed to short out the electrical system. Damn - just when things were going so well!

I'm planning the full tune up after all the new gaskets are installed. They're on order now - hopefully in the next week. That doesn't worry me, what DOES worry me is this new electrical problem. I don't get along well with electrical issues. Guess I'd better go buy an ohm meter. It's always something, isn't it?
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