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O.A.H.
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Hey all, I just got an r69s that's been in storage since 1981. I've taken apart the carbs and cleaned them out. The right one is a bit crusty, but seems serviceable for now. Replaced points and condenser. Put a new battery in. We also took the oil pan off and cleaned it and changed the fluids. It kicks over and wants to fire but doesn't quite catch. Any ideas? Also any general information on this bike is welcome. And any important things to know.

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R69S

Were are you in Vt
I live in western Ma 15 miles south of the border

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I'm up near montpelier

I'm up near montpelier

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What yr is your R69? I would

What yr is your R69? I would check the spark plugs to make sure they arent gas soaked. Mine will flood if the gas is left on while trying to start. I just get the carbs full then shut off gas till started. Mine WILL NOT start if the throttle is open ( cold) while trying to start. But has to be open some for a hot start. Make sure you have spark at plugs. What ever you do "Have Fun". And of course your bike may differ. Oh and you dont need a battery to start them.

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Tired coil? Make sure you

Tired coil? Make sure you are getting good spark at the plugs. I would use new plugs regardless. If they are getting fuel fouled without starting, either the mixture is too rich or the plugs are not firing. An old trick is to warm the plugs and even the head gently with a propane torch. The heat allows the fuel to vaporize and start easier sometimes.

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Pull the magneto and refresh

Pull the magneto and refresh all the contacts to ensure the ignition system is totally grounded.
If it's not grounded it will not function correctly.

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It might be an old wives

It might be an old wives tale, but don't separate the permanent magnet from it's holder for very long. I understood that keeping it together that helps to maintain the lines of magnetic force at their strongest.

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r69s hard start

You have a spark if it does try to run
Your idle adjustment may be low
Try adjusting the idle set screws up 1/4 turn each and then try
R69s does not like to tickel the carbs

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