That's fair, I was definitely that annoying guy hoping I could drop by around suppertime.... and thanks! Peggy's Cove is always a prime photo op spot. Maybe I should update with this one, parked in the same spot as yours, just a different view.
I tried to do it in Halifax, and they could get the last registered owner's to come up. They would not however contact the person on my behalf, nor tell me their name (privacy laws), and the person I got it from got from a friend, who got it from a friend.... I sold it for parts.
I heard it makes a big difference to the bike, but so far what I got is working quite well it seems. The bike has extra gauges (oil pressure and voltmeter) and it shows me a good 13ish volts being charged when booting around the neigbourhood.
Do you find it makes a significant difference?
Forgot to throw in a photo of the new ignition system.
I'm pretty pleased with it, dead simple to install, and works great so far. It'll be nice to know I'll never fiddle with points again, at least on this bike.
So there was a hesitation at around quarter throttle (basically where you'd hold it to keep current speed which was annoying), even with the carbs vacuum synced, and looking at all the throttle cables to make sure they aren't kinking or something, it was still there.
I figured it was the timing...
Yeah I'll definitely check them out,
For the valve job I feel like it may be expensive just to ship back and forth from Moncton, when all I need is them to put in a new sleeve and seat and do the initial grind, which I could do myself.
So took apart the rocker and noticed the exhaust valve is fairly loose, which is likely the culprit. Put it back together and made sure it's very square as that leads to some valve noise, and it made a difference, but is still loud. I would say the valve and valve seat are quite worn at this...
So I got the bike running, however I'm having an issue with pretty severe valve noise coming from one valve in one of the cylinders. You can basically hear it in this video when I get close to the right side cylinder here: https://www.instagram.com/p/BFfPAWyMxvx/?taken-by=andrewveinott
Yeah I realized that was the issue. My dad is pretty stubborn having been an electrical technician for the navy for thirty years and the Clymers does say to pull the plugs, but he knew that wouldn't make a difference from an electric standpoint and felt it wasn't necessary ::). But in...
I noticed a bit of an issue today.
I was rotating the engine using the rotor bolt at the front of the bike while setting the timing, but the bolt is starting to strip, so I figured I'd pop it in 5 gear and spin the rear wheel to rotate it.
The issue is that the rear wheel doesn't want to spin...