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.

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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????????????