Gregory Bender

2011 December 23: Initial start-up!


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I reassembled the cleaned carbs, installed a good battery, installed a good used pair of NGK spark plugs, and hooked up my test fuel tank. She fired right up and blew copious amounts of rust colored debris out both mufflers. The exhaust cleared up after a few minutes and then the engine just sat there and idled just as pretty as could be. I let it run for 20 minutes on the center stand with it in gear and then drained the oil from the engine, transmission, and rear drive. I know, a person really isn't supposed to run it in gear on the center stand because it can be hard on splined components. But, it is more important to me to get the old oil and dirt out than worry about the very minor wear I may impart to the clutch input hub, etc.

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