23 April, 2010

Vroom Vroom it RUNS!!!

The Ratster runs, here is proof:


video

And yes, it sounds like a tractor in this video. It sounds way better in person, especially when I rev it. Not to loud though, but a nice gruffy bark.

I hooked up the fuel line, tightened a few hose clamps, kicked it over a few times, and kapow. It ran. I think the idle speed is a bit low, but it ran great with a tick of choke. It also revved fairly clean, although I wasn't revving it that high. I figure it needs a few gentle runs up and down the street to break in. I still need to sort the rear exhaust bracket, wire in a on/off switch, and generally make sure all the bolts are tight and shit won't fall off.

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