So I got a great engine(this far out of this rebuild)and the stuff all came back good from powder coat.
But now that I’m reassembling all the different components which I broke all the way down s well, I seem to be getting a very good idea of the utter torture this machine must have been run through. Things like brake lines, kick stand springs, hell a brake spring..... Even taking a good look at the tires and seeing the flat contact patches. No wonder I have a set of 99% condition Oem QT brake shoes, the first owner pinched the rear brake cable so hard it never worked again nor is it repairable with any amount of heat or beating, I did try some oil but realized I was wasting my time.
Either way I had to try it out so without brakes of any kind or a twist throttle, I ran some 60lb mono fishing line down the carb slide, tied it off and ran it to the handle bar where I made a crude pull throttle. I went for a little ride. The jets, port cleaning, and exhaust really did give it a good upper midrange boost in power. I used the old show against the front tire for a brake trick. There were no wrecks but I’m pretty impressed.
I took the drive shaft apart to paint the tube housing today, sure was a lot of chewed up black rubber coming out from the pinion shaft..... is there a seal inside that backwards hex key fitting I need to get changed right on out?