+1I remember the days before EFI and electronic ignition. Anybody who thinks it's worse now is nuts.
Ahh the good old days. Adjusting solid lifters, timing and ign points on a regular basis. I owned 4 kickers before any elec start. So learning how to keep them tuned up kept me from an early coronary lol.+1
People nostalgically look back on vintage vehicles and say, "They don't make them like they used to." That is correct, they don't. It used to be commonplace to see vehicles broken down on the side of the road any time you drove anywhere. These days, when you see someone stranded it's an anomaly. Vehicles have become exponentially more reliable than they used to be.
Unfortunately, the trade off is complexity. When the old cars broke down, an average person could probably get it going again with a screwdriver, pair of pliers and maybe some bailing wire. When modern vehicles break down, most people don't have the technical knowledge and diagnostic tools available to them to fix it on their own.
DH, dude, you said a true mouthful with thatI remember the days before EFI and electronic ignition. Anybody who thinks it's worse now is nuts.
I started riding motorcycle on a mortally wounded 1974 Norton 850. That first summer I owned it, I'm not certain if I even was able to put a 1000 full miles on the bike, but it is the motorcycle that hooked me for life on this wonderful sport of motorcycle riding.most of the older bikes ran well but you could not go 5000 miles and just change the oil. you hadda tighten this, adjust that, replace this all on a regular basis. if YOU did that your bike would run reasonably well, mine did. dare i say this.....in my early years i rode the shit outta my [cringe] hondas and they never broke down.