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MV Santa
GTS250, 1975 VBC, 1980 P200E cutdown
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GTS250, 1975 VBC, 1980 P200E cutdown
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My GTS had an electrical meltdown and I haven't sat down to repair it because of other projects, life in general and at least some laziness and I have a GT to ride.

Last fall the GT developed carburetor issues so I put off a rebuild until spring.

I watched the Robot YouTube video on the subject then watched the important parts again and it didn't seem too hard.

I even bought an ultrasonic cleaner, which works great by the way.

Took it out, tore it apart, cleaned, inspected, reassembled and installed looking as good as new.

One problem. It would start and idle fine. It seemed like it was running perfectly but when riding it had no power. 40 mph, tops.

I got discouraged and let it sit for a couple weeks until yesterday when I pulled it out again and took it apart.

I found nothing that looked out of place so I put it back in and now it runs better than ever. I apparently had something out of place but I don't know what.

Anyway, it's good to be riding again.

Now I just have to get busy on the GTS.
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Sergeant at Arms
Weird 80's Vespas & Cool Vintage Lambrettas
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Location: The state of insanity, SoCal
 
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Weird 80's Vespas & Cool Vintage Lambrettas
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Dollars to donuts the diaphragm wasn't properly seated/sealed.

When you went back to check your work you inadvertently fixed it!

Good job! Now get the gts fixed!
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MV Santa
GTS250, 1975 VBC, 1980 P200E cutdown
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Location: Sedgwick, Kansas
 
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greasy125 wrote:
Dollars to donuts the diaphragm wasn't properly seated/sealed.

When you went back to check your work you inadvertently fixed it!

Good job! Now get the gts fixed!
Yeah, that had to be it.

Lucky I didn't damage it. It costs almost $100.
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Veni, Vidi, Posti
2007 LX150 2015 GTS (on the bench) 2017 BV 350
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2007 LX150 2015 GTS (on the bench) 2017 BV 350
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Congratulations Matt.

You're an inspiration to get my own project underway.... preferably I like to find a culprit, but I'm happy with dumb luck as long as things turn out well. Nerd emoticon
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Ossessionato
Looking for the next one, probably electric
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Location: Babcock Ranch, Florida
 
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fledermaus wrote:
Congratulations Matt.

You're an inspiration to get my own project underway.... preferably I like to find a culprit, but I'm happy with dumb luck as long as things turn out well. Nerd emoticon
Lucky is always better than being good. Given the choice, always take lucky.
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