Tuning Forks – Will Travel
Visiting my sister in Maryland, I was drawn to the Yamaha TT125 that belongs to my nephew. He doesn’t ride it much and it needed a bit of TLC. Sis and I went to the Auto Zone and did a little shopping: new spark plug, check – fuel additive, check – Carb Clean, check.
After about 6 minutes of prep and looking things over, I kicked her three times and she barked to life… alright, alright, it was more of a whimper. In any case, it runs.
I went on with the Sales Manager style tune up process, revving the pee out of it. Cleaning the carb as it ran caused all kinds of sputters… but I didn’t thing the machine had sat long enough to warrant a full off carb clean. I broke into my brother-in-law’s tool chest to find a few screwdrivers and a spark plug socket.
Well with just a few twists and turns after a new spark plug, the bike starts first kick and almost holds an idle. I suspect that running out the existing fuel and replacing with Premium clean fuel should do the trick. I buzzed around the neighborhood a bit and had a grin from ear to ear. Hope he enjoys it as much as I did.