11/8/17- The Healing Can Begin
I bought a 1993 FXR-P last month. I bought it in Richmond and then shipped it back to LA. The bike arrived at Lucky Wheels Garage this week. It's in worse shape than I remembered and yesterday was all about beginning to list the issues. The first task will be to get the bike running well, then make it look nice and get it set up to be strong running and comfortable tourer. Brian Sloma, from Spirit Lake Cycles spent some time with me going over the likely issues. Thank you! The first problems to note are as follows:
1) Rattling noise coming from left side crank case. This is likely merely a loose primary chain. I tightened it but it's nearing the point of bottoming out the tensioner. Might need to replace soon.
2) Backfiring at speed. Brian thinks this is most likely just a leak from the vacuum cap on the carb or the intake manifold.
3) Shifting is not great, especially into first. Will tighten up shift linkage. Threaded rod adjustment is bottoming out so will need to be re-indexed on the knurled lever behind the inner primary. Might be taking off the primary tomorrow.