I got my first Rebel in June, and signed up for a course. Earliest opening was October. I rode it regularly before the course, and taught myself a number of bad habits that it took a very long time to break. Several forum members who rode before classes were even offered, took the MSF Basic Rider Course. All of them said they learned things in the course they hadn't known. I think you'd benefit from the course. If you haven't come across them, David Hough's books, Proficient Motorcycling and More Proficient Motorcycling are a treasure trove of great information. Years after first reading Proficient Motorcycling, I'm still gleaning "new" information from it.I agree that a professionally trained individual would be a better rider. I was self-taught.
Of course growing up I was always the cautious one, the one that urged people to look out for dangerous situations, & the voice of reason with my 4 brothers & 4 sisters.
In my 50 plus years of riding crashing once was bad enough. And no, I never took the course myself, though I've contemplated it many times.
"Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be yet wiser" Prov 9:9a
I should schedule myself for the course.
Also, if it's been sitting forever, the insides of the gas tank could be all gunky and need a good rinse out. (They sell stuff for that.) Which also means your fuel filter is probably grungy and needs a replacement. Good luck.Thank you both^.
Yeah I was thinking it might need a carb rebuilt because at one point must had been sitting.
Thank you for the diagrams too. I'll get a multimeter and check.
This is a great start!
What? and how is that? I agree with disconnecting the negative cable first but not because letting the positive cable touch the frame would cause any problem. It would do absolutely nothing if the motor isn't running.Seeing the photo of your disconnected accumulator.
Disconnecting is: minus first (-) !.
Disconnecting plus (+) first can lead to desaster. Like burning your bike entirely down the moment the plus cable, accidentally, contacts ground (frame)
the battery stores energy while the engine is running or not - you might be "shocked" to find out what happens when you short out a batteryWhat? and how is that? I agree with disconnecting the negative cable first but not because letting the positive cable touch the frame would cause any problem. It would do absolutely nothing if the motor isn't running.
early in my career worked on many foreign vehicles where I learned current travels from negative to positive while voltage travels from positive to negative.....about plus and minus...there are a things to know.. like the difference between technical and physical directions of DC currents in akkumulators... so believe it or not.. minus in reality, is the real plus.
miracles over miracles !
See page 2 #24-31, the original problem was solved, but, immediately & quite sadly, several new ones suddenly occurred.Hi, I'm not sure if you've solved the issue with your bike. Sorry if this has been said, I didn't find it.
Anyway, everyone has been giving good advice. I love this community ❤
Okay, One of the other things to look at is the FUEL FILTER ( I like the clear ones) also the fuel lines from the tank to carbs. The other thing is your gas tank, if it's less than half tank, you have to switch your petcock to RESERVE, (something about gravity). Also, make sure you empty the PUKE TUBE. IMO, Those are the easiest things to check first, before getting to more advanced tasks.
I hope I didn't waste your time. And I hope this helped.