pidjones' bicentenial build - a '76 RD400

pidjones

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She had been "chugging" just a bit on let-off. Adjusted the pilot air screws and rode her in to the Tea Room on Tuesday. Well, ,that was the wrong way! Back to 1 1/2 turns and then opened a 1/4 turn on both. Took it out just for a start and to adjust idle - seems better, but I'll need to ride it a bit for more testing.

Oh, and have you ever heard the horn on one of these? Of course not, because they are so awful that you can't hear them over the motor! Fixed that - installed a GL1800 horn in its place - that WILL be heard!
 

pidjones

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Getting ready to winterize next week. Plan is to fire it up, let it idle until the float bowls run dry, then drain any fuel left. Then I'll change the gear lube. Might go ahead and drain the fuel tank then. It will be stored in our heated basement garage. The front fender needs to come off and get a few dents sorted this winter.
 

pidjones

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Took (trailered) Geneva to the Rockwood Thunder Road Festival Car & Bike Show today. She brought home Best Vintage (pre-'85) Motorcycle. Looks so much better with the wheels natural aluminum. Also running great, still!
 

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