Originally Posted by Bill Harris
I might suggest that you are in over your head. Basic maintenance is not difficult, but you have to have a background and knack for wrenching. And at least a shop manual. You might want to tke the bike ot an experienced airhead mechanic and get these initial problems straightened out while you are learning to work on the machine.
I have been known to post smart-ass replies on this forum. This post is not one of them.
Bill's post quoted above is meant as good advice. "Over your head" often leads to expensive damage, not just frustration.
We all had to learn to crawl before we learned to walk. Aftermarket parts, especially aftermarket electrical parts, are tantamount to running, sprinting even.
Disston is a saint.
You already owe him a case of beer. And a carton of cigarettes. Or the equivalent of each.