Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Foothills of Appalachian Mountains, North Carolina
Another new member saying thanks:)
I've been looking the website over for the last ten days and have picked up lots of info. I bought my Spirit last Friday, and it has not been cranked in 4 years. Got a Clymer manual in on Monday, order a front tire today. The bike only has 2220 miles on it.
I'm going to pull the carbs an soak'em. I liked the manometer wright up, it my be useful. Figured I'd pull the plugs and shoot a mist of Marvels Mystry oil in, put her in second and roll her through a few cycles before even thinking about firing her up.
She still has the break in oil in her. I'll change those out also before firing. I'll try a trickly charge on the battery, but a new one is not out of the question.
This will be my first foot forward bike. I've had 2 Triumph T150V 750 Tridents and still have a sweet 1973 T140V Triumph Bonneville. I have it set up more like a Cafe' racer, feet behind and right hand shifter.
I was looking for something to ride back and forth to work, 75 miles round trip, mostly Interstate. From this sight it sounds like thats what this bike does best.
Ride: 1997 1100 Shadow Spirit
In Process: 1973 Triumph Bonneville T140V