It was a blast. Lot of fun with Carl, Richard, Ray and Donna! As you can see from the previous pictures, Donna Menke may be the first woman to ride a charcoal-powered motorcycle - at least in the USA!
In the past I have warmed up the Motofier on gasoline, then switched to woodgas. However, I left a little gasoline in the tank, if not the carb, for a long while. Gummed up the petcock on the tank, and even after dismantling it I couldn’t get it to “pass gas”. So, in order to save face in case it wouldn’t start, I waited until not many folks were around to attempt to fire it up for the first time, directly on charcoal gas. This motor is cold-natured when I start it on gasoline. Well, after 4 kicks it started right up, and ran like a banshee! Oh ye of little faith. Sayonara gasoline, for this bike!
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