NOOO FREDDY!! That one was on the top 10 worst cars of all time list recently posted! RUN!
The electric motor will most likely be a vast improvement.
Man what a stressful, crappy week here. Monday I drove across the state to help a buddy with his '83 Nighthawk. Got that running & brought it home for more work, seeing that my brother's bike was supposed to be all done & out of here a week ago. Well, you know how my luck goes -- I go to fire up my brother's bike to go get a sticker for it ... no headlight. WTF ... had a package all strapped down so I could hit the post office on the way .... so now back in the shop, tear it all apart again. I get the headlight working, so I go for a rip up the street to make sure I'm all set. NOPE! Can't even get past 1/4 throttle. Now I'm pissed ... and the post office is closing in 15 minutes. So I jump in my truck ... and discover that problem I had last year with the whole right side running lights is back!
REALLY??? Anyone want an '07 Silverado? I probably burned 10k off the rear tires on that trip. Anyway, I get back & start tearing into the carb on the bike, as this is a classic main jet/needle/emulsion tube symptom - figured I missed or forgot something inside. Waste of time - it's perfect. So now testing the ignition. Bike fires right up and idles perfect ... and the ignition coil, spark plug, pulser coil, & source coil all check out good, and are all putting out voltage in spec. WTF! So I narrow the gap on the old spark plug & throw it back in - runs decent now. So I've got weak spark ... and my brother is tapped out financially. Already put $1,200 into this bike & hasn't taken one ride on it yet! So the plan is, since he's headed to ME next week for vaca, he's gonna drop all the ignition parts at a guy in NH who will test them all, so we're not throwing money at it without actually fixing anything. CDI box is $200 on eBay, Stator assembly is $380 oem
, or about $250 at a rewind shop with the pulser coil, and the ignition coil is about $70 oem, or $30 used on eBay. Without being able to test anything above idle with any accuracy, I'm done with this one for now. What a pain in the ass!
Hope you all had a better week than I did!