April 14, 2010
Honda XR 400 Rides Again
Today, it was so nice that I rolled the XR 400 out of the barn. I've not ridden it since I got back from Mexico, apparently. So I put my license plate back on it, and cobbled the clutch back together. I broke my clutch handle last year somehow, and I replaced it with the front brake off of Jennifer's bicycle because I didn't feel like driving down the hill.
I poured some gas in it and started kicking it. I can never remember which way the choke is supposed to go. So I moved it up and down and kicked it until I was about to vomit. Eventually, it started and I took off down the hill.
I love riding the motorcycle. I have no doubt that it will be the death of me, but nothing makes me happier than being on that silly bike I swear.
It's cutting out a little on the top end...I'm not clear why. I stopped and filled it up with fresh gas and switched it off of reserve. So, it shouldn't be from bad gas, I don't think. Not sure what the deal is at this point.
Posted by Rob Kiser on April 14, 2010 at 9:54 PM
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