Suzuki GN 125 Build Part Two
My last post was about the Suzuki GN 125 and what needs doing to it to make road legal and then also what I want to do to it in terms on modifications. A few hours after finishing post, I went outside to see how sitting in the backyard for five years as affected it. There’s a lot wrong with the bike at it is going to take even more time and effort just to get it started.
I walked up to the bike and immediately smelt petrol. At first I thought that it wasn’t really an issue, but then I noticed that there was a small pool of petrol on the engine under the carburettor which means that the engine has to be cleaned before I even put the battery in. The reason for this is because there could be petrol in other places and what makes it even worse is that the quality of the wiring is very questionable and I think that could start a fire.
I thought that it would be a good idea to check the inside of the engine which meant draining the oil which wasn’t needed. I know this because when I took the engine cover off, there was a huge spider web that was undamaged, so the engine will possibly need a rebuild or a clean. I had no idea that a spider could find its way into an engine and that is only the tip of the iceberg and there were many spiders of different types under the seat and half of those looked like that they had died years ago.
This is where the dodging wiring comes back into it. I removed the seat to see how bad the wiring was and the first wire that I saw had been soldered which I didn’t have an issue with, but the insulation job was terrible. The person who had owned the bike before used electrical tape to insulate the exposed bit of wire, but they left it open on one side which basically rendered the tape useless. That is something that I will have to address when I’ve got the time, but that will have to happen after the engine is cleaned.
As I had started to clean the engine I didn’t do anymore searching for things that has to be fixed. I hope you enjoyed reading this small post about what I’ve done on the bike today and there are going to be a lot more of them, but not everyday.