From:Backyard Bob e-mail:somewhere-A-new jersey
Subject:RE: super 10 mutt help Date:Sat Oct 18 22:29:51 2014
Response to:19944
You may want to consider that the old crankshaft seals may be bad after sitting. Without a proper seal it throws the combustion products way off. When you have spark and compression and it still won't start this is usually the problem. It may sound like a big job to replace them but it's less than a top end rebuild on a Big Twin. These little engines are simple to tear down. Once it's done the bike will outlast you.

this question is for anyone, but mutt has been quite nice to me and very knowleagle able, sorta like we are old drinking buddies. but anyway, i freshened up my 1961 super 10 to the best of my knowledge. i have worked on big twins for years, but working on my little hummers has been quite a learning curve for me. the one i am working on now is a 1961 super 10 with the magneto and generator with no battery. i cant get it to fire and i have the correct gap on the magneto and generator points . this little bike sat for probably 20 years before i started working on it, but i went over the wiring pretty good less putting a new wiring harness on it. any suggestions????????????