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Offline JustinLonghorn

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Re: Rachels, 72 CL100, First (documented) start up
« Reply #20 on: May 12, 2015, 08:43:57 »
I am on board, sir.
I'm going to eat your brains and gain your knowledge.

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Re: Rachels, 72 CL100, First (documented) start up
« Reply #22 on: May 12, 2015, 09:30:14 »
M62 tires are great!
last forever, perform well and look good.
Defiantly the way to go.

Don't use synthetic oil in an old bike.  Even more so with a wet clutch.

That "beer rack" is the best mod ever to these bikes.

Don't run a pod or a short exhaust, they HATE that.

Personally I don't see the point of the 12v swap.  Do you need that much of a better selection of light bulbs?


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Re: Rachels, 72 CL100, First (documented) start up
« Reply #23 on: May 12, 2015, 09:42:04 »
Buy them


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Re: Rachels, 72 CL100, First (documented) start up
« Reply #24 on: May 12, 2015, 09:44:54 »

Personally I don't see the point of the 12v swap.  Do you need that much of a better selection of light bulbs?
  Do you have a 6v bike?  The bulbs are $30 - $45.  The charging systems are basically awful.  Many of these 6v bulbs see a significant performance difference with the lights off.  6v lights, unless LED, are not as bright.  Nearly all, if not all options for 6v LEDs come from China or Taiwan, so there is a shipping lag.  If he actually intends on riding this off road, the filaments in the stock bulbs are notoriously weak and prone to breaking.  It's very common to ride home with no functioning headlight and these bikes.  That said, I've kept my XL 6v, but the conversion will likely happen down the road. 

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Re: Rachels, 72 CL100, First (documented) start up
« Reply #25 on: May 12, 2015, 09:56:46 »
  Do you have a 6v bike?  The bulbs are $30 - $45.  The charging systems are basically awful.  Many of these 6v bulbs see a significant performance difference with the lights off.  6v lights, unless LED, are not as bright.  Nearly all, if not all options for 6v LEDs come from China or Taiwan, so there is a shipping lag.  If he actually intends on riding this off road, the filaments in the stock bulbs are notoriously weak and prone to breaking.  It's very common to ride home with no functioning headlight and these bikes.  That said, I've kept my XL 6v, but the conversion will likely happen down the road. 

Yup I own one.  And ride it regularly.
Never had a issue.
How often are you replacing bulbs anyway?
Only the headlight is expensive. 

I have not seen any performance difference lights on or off.  Never had to ride home with no lights either.
Worked for years, see not reason to change.


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Re: Rachels, 72 CL100, First (documented) start up
« Reply #26 on: May 12, 2015, 10:05:15 »
I bought the 6v battery.  So, plan to stick w that for now.

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Re: Rachels, 72 CL100, First (documented) start up
« Reply #27 on: May 12, 2015, 10:07:16 »
Yup I own one.  And ride it regularly.
Never had a issue.
How often are you replacing bulbs anyway?
Only the headlight is expensive. 

I have not seen any performance difference lights on or off.  Never had to ride home with no lights either.
Worked for years, see not reason to change.
  I actually ride mine off road... a lot.  I've replaced stock bulbs twice so went to H4 halogen and two LED spots when I customized.  Also, the brightness is relative to rpm.  Maybe it's just a difference in bikes.  I know a few who have done the upgrade and it's so easy and not a bad proposition.  To each his own. 

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Re: Rachels, 72 CL100, First (documented) start up
« Reply #28 on: May 12, 2015, 10:35:15 »
Bike looks and sounds awesome - what a score, and nice to see it come back to life.

My little ST90 is 6v and I'll probably leave it like that.  If I was worried about riding home in the dark without a headlight, I'd strap a decent bicycle light to the handlebars for that sort of emergency.

I might convert mine to 12v at some point - doesn't seem like there's too much involved.
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Re: Rachels, 72 CL100, First (documented) start up
« Reply #29 on: May 12, 2015, 21:37:01 »
Thanks guys, yep I think rachel and I will get along w the 6v system just fine for the time being.  Shes not gonna be doing any off roading or high speed night driving for quite some time.  lol

DAY 4

She started up pretty easily (5 kicks, more or less)

I got the timing set w strobe light.  Kinda a pain in the butt.  Had to use my old 12v 360 battery to power the light.

Worked on Air/Fuel mix.  Im gonna look into a new carb.  This thing leaks air from every screw needle and the threads around jets.  So it runs pretty sporadically.  When I cleaned it w compressor yesterday.  Bubbles came out everywhere. 

Next task is getting the throttle control apart so I can spray some lube in the cable.  She wont even try to return without me rolling it back.  So, idle speed adjustment is almost useless.  it returns different every time.

I ordered an adaptor kit for the compression gauge (12mm plug).

Probably not much happening til after the Thaw.  Be there or be square.