Problem still not solved
- I've had of the top at least 3 times, adjusted the chain 1 tooth forward and backward.
- Adjusted the valve clearing up and down within specs. (at least 10 times)
- Installed new spark plugs, and they work.
- Checked compression, and it seemed ok!
Bike still won't start!!!!!
I'm gonna clean the carb tomorrow, then ill see.
Beginning to become frustrated
On the positive, I'm learning to know the mechanic s of the DR and memorize torque specs
Does anyone have a tip on what might be wrong?
Sounds like your pretty sure on the valves now, so i can only offer things of my own stupidity to check for a long shot in a situation like this.
I've screwed up cable routings without realising, when working on a bike.
Moved em as I've jostled around getting access.
Sometimes they only need to move a touch to throw things out of whack, or a bump on a loose adjuster.
I've only noticed it afterwards - when you ask yourself why has the idle changed, and the bike start up is weird, i haven't even touched the carb.
Realise i'm clutching at straws for you.
Maybe your mixture is a touch off and adjusting the idle up at the time only masked the problem for that operating temp and moment.. Bit hard to check properly if you cant get the bike to run.
Sounds like your gonna re do the carb so i thought the above might be relevant.
Sorry i cant be of more help,
Know how frustrating these things are - i usually keep hearing myself say it's gotta be something obvious I'm just not seeing. Then a bunch of F words. Then i phone a friend.