|08-17-2009, 11:16 AM||#1|
Joined: May 2008
1973 LWB r60/5 trouble starting....
I had originally bought this bike for a few reasons.
1. I have wanted something that my dad and I could work on together. We never really got along while I was growing up and bikes are one of the few things we have in common. I moved back to my hometown after being away for 14 years going to school and walking the different paths of life, to take over the family biz.
2. There is nothing....absolutely nothing better to me than heading down the road peering over that headlight cluster (Nacell?). I love it. The history, thinking of a lost era and a different mentality.....what can I say?....I get nostalgic.
Anyway, I bought this bike from Speedking last fall and it's been running great up until the last few weeks.
At first I had a thick blue almost white smoke(fog) coming out of the right exhaust pipe. Then it would start but wouldn't stay idling. Now it won't even turn over.
After doing some homework I realized that the oil could sneak past the rings if it was on it's sidestand for too long. I've since been putting it on the center stand (I learn from mistakes) hoping that that helps.
My dad swears it's the carbs after talking to an old guy who has a few BMWs. I've been told that if I take off the spark plugs, that will help.
Any ideas guys/girls? Thanks in advance...and for the record, I've looked and looked on the forum and the vintage.com site for answers, just in case anybody thought I didn't study up.
Embalmer12 screwed with this post 11-11-2009 at 11:09 AM
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