So it has been over 2 years since I started my project motorcycle. It’s a 71 honda cl350. I bought it in boxes and slowly put it together with the help of a friend over the last 2 years.
Last weekend I actually got to go out and ride the damn thing! I have to admit it was a little frightening, because it’s been 2.5 years since I last rode a bike, and even that was only for a 3 day licensing course. All in all it rode well, and most of the problems were with my shifting ability, or my riding ability.
The one issue that I did have was the bike continues to rev high after putting the clutch in. The only way I can get the revs to come down (at a stop sign for instance) is to downshift and brake all the way down into 1st gear. If I get it down to 1-2k then it will generally stay there.
I have checked for air leaks between the carb and the engine. None found. My next guess is that the two carbs are somewhat significantly off. I have heard that can cause the carbs to ‘fight’ each other on the way down. The 2 exhaust pipes differ in both strength and temperature.
So in conclusion: don’t worry, i’ll update this post with pictures in a bit, and has anyone out there on the internets had a similar problem with a similar bike? I know alot of you have from googling, but I’ve found a lot of dead ends, and seemingly bad advice. I’d love to hear it first hand from anyone that had been afflicted by it! Let me know.