Motorcycle Forums banner
1 - 1 of 10 Posts

5,447 Posts
Jes 'dem 'lil screws...

Well I got the RD home last night. My son and I sat on it and laughed about how old and cool it is.

This morning, I spent time getting it registered and insured and buying a gas can and Yamalube and funnels and such. I filled her up with premix and got my gear on.

It starts first kick every time. It smokes a bit on start up and then clears up. The power is classic two-stroke. It comes on the pipe about 6500 rpm and accelerates nicely from there for about 2500 more rpm. It makes all kinds of noise and is more anti-social than any open pipe Harley.

It's so light it makes a 600 seem like a geezer glide. I just laughed the whole time I was riding it.

Now if I could just figure out where the idle speed screw is on the Mikunis. Once it's warm it idles at about 4000 rpm. Cuddy?
It's just dem' lil idle adjustment screws that hits the carb slides. Don't forget the idle mixture screw too, mine was always at about 1 & 1/2 turns out.

Dr. S is right about the plugs. At least it uses the veberable B8ES' you can get for $1.19 at Auto Zone...

Have fun, don't loop it.
1 - 1 of 10 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.