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Old 07-20-2016, 01:38 PM
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I impulsively bought the bike the other day. Has 98,000 miles on it, rode it 130 miles home. Seems to run OK, but the motor shakes like a dog passing a peach seed at idle and is rough at all but a few narrow areas on the tach. It also feels unpredictable in corners and rides like an overloaded oil tanker.

I bought the bike knowing it would need some work and I think front motor mount and swingarm isolators will be the first step. I plan on using OEM style parts as I don't want to spend big bucks on this thing until I know the bike a little better.

So I have a couple questions;

Where is the best place to get a service manual, Clymer or Haynes OK? What about a parts breakdown?

Where do you guys source parts for older bikes? J&P seems to have a fair bit of stuff but the website is cumbersome. Any on line stores have a fiche? Do you use dealerships?

The bike has an S&S Super E on it, which seems to work fine. I also have the stock carb. What's the advantage of one over the other?

I plan to put stock mufflers back on in favor of the V&H slipons, as well as remove the hypercharger and go with the stock cover or S&S teardrop; I will ride in the rain and I don't like loud pipes.

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Swing arm bushings / shaft need lubing or rebuilding?
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Sounds like motor mounts and swing arm or swing arm bushings is the first job. That will help several of you problems.

How are the shocks and front forks? Do you have good spring back?

Somebody smarter than me will be along to discuss carburetors and such. A lot of that will be personal choice in some instances. What are you comfortable working on/adjusting on the side of the road?

I'd want to check and change plugs and all fluids just so you have a baseline.

Mufflers and sound are another personal choice issue unless you have a matching flow issue between the carb and the exhaust.

Air in and air out is the mantra for these big air pumps.
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Or tahrs. Make sure you have good tahrs.

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Swing arm bushings / shaft need lubing or rebuilding?
No idea; I was thinking I ought to pull the whole thing apart and have a look.
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I didn't even think of looking at dealer websites, thanks for the heads up.
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Sounds like motor mounts and swing arm or swing arm bushings is the first job. That will help several of you problems.

How are the shocks and front forks? Do you have good spring back?

Somebody smarter than me will be along to discuss carburetors and such. A lot of that will be personal choice in some instances. What are you comfortable working on/adjusting on the side of the road?

I'd want to check and change plugs and all fluids just so you have a baseline.

Mufflers and sound are another personal choice issue unless you have a matching flow issue between the carb and the exhaust.

Air in and air out is the mantra for these big air pumps.
Shocks and forks seem to absorb bumps OK so I'll probably leave them until I get some of the other stuff sorted.

Fluids and plugs will all get changed along with the clutch cable which has some broken wires at the lever end and a rotten adjuster.


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Or tahrs. Make sure you have good tahrs.

PS: they call em tyres in Canukistan and tires in 'Murica
A new set of E3's will go on; it has a mismatched set of old looking tires on it right now. I can check bearings and seals at the same time.
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Got the stock muffs back on; between that and removing the turbulence generator (windshield) the bike is much more pleasant to ride.

I have never owned an S&S carburetor. The PO told me it didn't have a choke and showed me a "special technique" he used with the throttle to get it started. That seemed weird, but WTH. I was looking things over the other day and noticed a little device that looked quite a lot like a enrichment device. Next time I started it cold I pulled it up and latched it; BOOM! Started right up and ran at a fast idle like a champ.

The front brake switch appears not to work and I need to get to those engine/swingarm mounts.
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Yeah no choke, but an enrichment device.
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Sounds like it's coming along just fine. Keep us posted please.
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