Finally a win (sorta). Got the CX500 put back together with new o-rings in the carb runners aaaaand it runs beautifully! Started right up on the first crank with half-choke, didn’t run on one cylinder until it warmed up like it used to, and the throttle response is amazing. Cut out a little bit above 8k rpm, I’m thinking I need to go to sliiightly fatter jets.

Unfortunatelymy spirited trip around the block to the gas station is all I can do because my tires are toast. How toast?

I’d rather not be riding a bike when the front tire de-treads. So I’m stuck fantasizing about the fun times I’ll have riding until I can scrape together $200 for tires. Damn it.

Video coming tomorrow.