So a friend of a friend dropped a '94 Suzuki Intruder 1400 about OHHHHH about 3 months ago. HAHAHAHA He knew when he did it was to cold in the garage for me to get right to it, and he and his wife had other bikes to ride when the weather did change so at least there wasn't a lot of pressure, just when I get to it. He inherited it from his Father when he died and it hasn't run for more than a few seconds in about 7 years. He had tried changing out the fuel pump, plugs, carbs cleaned, etc. I got into it and started by cleaning the carbs to make sure the last guy did it. It first needed a battery then the starter wouldn't turn. Found out it was the solenoid, bought one, then found out it had no fuel. Traced it to the fuel pump relay, bought one, it fired up. Went to put it in first, jumped and died, no clutch. It was hydraulic and the reservoir was dry from sitting for all those years. Took a little work pumping the clutch and shifting to get the plates freed up. After a couple rides it was running great, called and he came to get it. He seemed really happy to finally have his Dad's bike up and running and here's hoping he gets to put plenty of miles on it. I didn't get a pic of it but here is a close match minus the bags.
Sunday, May 15, 2011
Got around to putting some tread on the Wife's bike so I can figure out the last couple of cross braces. While it was together I had to put a seat, tank and the old Z bars off my bike on it...... man it's long looking. I sat on it and the ride height is perfect so I had my Wife try and she liked it too.
Saturday, May 14, 2011
Well got up this morning and went to work in the yard. Got everything cleaned up, raked, restacked the fire wood, and my wife planted flowers and some plants. Looks good so far. Next a buddy is coming over to spray a lawn for us, can't wait, no seeding or fertilizing to do this year, Woohoo.
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Saturday, May 7, 2011
I finally got a good pic of the new tire on it and lowered rear fender. Next thing is to get a new seat that isn't sprung or re-arrange my fuse box so I can mount that one different.