That wire on the tappet cover has got to be a ground wire for something. It certainly doesn't operate anything under that cover. You need to trace it back and see what it's connected to. It's not standard equipment as far as I've ever seen on an AVL. The valve adjustment should be the same as the video.Bare
He's not seeing a "wire" wire. I think what he's looking at is the decompressor cable. If you don't fool with the adjustments, you just take the cover off & put it back. It all just falls back in place.
That statement put me off a little, we are adjusting the valves as they are tight. Since we are adjusting, is there going to be an issue with putting the plate back on?
How to find TDC, (or just past it). Leave the kill button or side stand down, ignition switch on, until you have done all the preceding chores listed above. Push the kickstarter until you feel the piston resisting movement, then, with the decomp pulled, ease the piston on up until you see the ammeter center. I would just give it a slight nudge past that point, then release the decomp, turn on the kill switch or raise the side stand,, and kick it through with some gusto. You do this because when you get to the compression stroke again, the flywheel will have enough inertia built up to push the piston through compression with little wear and tear on you and the kickstarting gears.Should start right up.Bare
Well when I had it connected to the truck so I could kick it, the electric start didn't even work so that is another project. Hoping for more suggestions on to why it won't stay running otherwise it seems like pulling the carb off and cleaning it out might be the next step. Was hoping for something a little easier but I have a good person helping me out so we should be able to get it figured out. We might wait on the carb until we can get another battery to make sure it's not that.It's been around 6 months since it was last started and ran. Give or a take a month as my girlfriend has clarified he did start it for her and that's what sold her to it: The bike is Her Style, it started, and it was only $500
"...the bike will not start and stay running!!" I hope the "not" wasn't supposed to be there?Before replacing the bulb, check to see if the light switch is turned off or to the park position.If the switch will turn the parking/tail light on and off, some prior owner has removed the bypass jumper. (This is good). If he/she did, there is a chance that the headlight switch is not turned on to the 'headlight' position. If the switch doesn't seem to do anything, the "jumper" may still be installed. If it is, when you remove the headlight for replacement you might look to see if there is a wiring bundle with a connector that plugs into a short bundle which plugs into another connector.By removing the short plugged in section and then connecting the connectors that remain behind, suddenly the light switch will start working.I'm not sure if the AVL is the same as the UCE but I would bet it is.
...the bike will not start and stay running!!I hope the "not" wasn't supposed to be there?