Main Motorcycle: 70 Bonneville
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Folsom, CA
Other Motorcycle: Norton Commando, OSSA MAR
All of a sudden my 70 T120R won't even bark much less start
My 1970 T120R was for the most part a one kick bike and ran well. Just as the good weather was ending I went to take it out and while it tried to catch a couple of times it was mostly non responsive. So I checked it for spark using the tool that goes between the lead and the plug and it showed to have spark on both cylinders. I replaced all of the fuel lines and filters just in case the filters were somehow plugged (even though they looked fine). I got real busy with lots of things and I am just now trying to start it with the new gas lines and filters. It has a months old high quality battery and lights the headlight bright (that stays on tender when not in use), an older Boyer ignition, and a newer electronic regulator.
When I kick it over (on the center stand so I can get the best kick) I get nothing. I was sort of waiting for warm weather so everything was going for me. It is in the low 80s today, but it doesn't even try to start. One more thing: late last Fall when it wouldn't start, after many kicks it would catch start to rev then immediately die. After those couple of short bursts, it has been totally non responsive.
Any help would be greatly appreciated. Jim