Tuesday, May 01, 2012
A New Toy
I was so disturbed by the worm infestation yesterday that I forgot to show off our new toy. Over the weekend we purchased an old Honda CB-1, a 4 cylinder, 400cc motorcycle. Dave claims it will be a perfect bike for me and Heath to learn to ride on. Of course, he will be the one using it the majority of the time though.
We got it for under $1000, about what we would have paid for a decent scooter. The kid we bought it from needed money for school (he attends UH) and he was sick of having to push start it all the time and didn't have the money to fix it.
Dave rode the bike all the way home from Town and along the way discovered there was also a fuel problem--a clogged fuel line? He spent Saturday tearing it apart and has determined that there was a clogged fuel line/fuel filter and the starter was bad. He has ordered the parts and when all is said and done it will still be a smoking deal (that is, if that is truly all that is wrong with it.)
In the meantime we can still push start it to go for a ride; it's pretty light. I can't wait to learn how to ride. Kirkham wants me to ride it to school next time I sub at Kahuku High.