R/R = Relocated Redneck
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: N. Las Vegas, NV
Hard cold start, Ignition relay mod??
Guys, I know that this title is somewhat abused and I'm not trying to duplicate it. I know that the problem isn't fuel, the choke, throttle, etc are all working fine. After I crank it for a bit, you can smell raw fuel which leads me to believe that the problem is a weak spark (runs fine when warmed up). Everything is still factory and the battery is on a trickle charger whenever I'm not riding.
I am planning on making a few mods over the coming weeks that may help with this problem, but want to make sure that I'm barking up the right tree:
Coastering/Marbleing: I haven't decided which one I want to do, I have a piece of 1/4" aluminum bar which is the perfect donor to coaster. Doing this will allow me to get rid of all of the Republik of CA crap. I may marble it first just to see what kind of effect this would have.
Pickup Coil mod: I've found the links for doing this mod and can understand how it would improve the field for spark. Would I potentially need to make the fuel mix a little richer because of this mod? On a cage, if you advance the timing, it has the effect of leaning out the carb.
Ignition relay mod: The other day, I was looking through some threads and saw where someone had bypassed the JB and direct wired the feeds to the ignition coils off the starter pole with the trigger coming from the JB. I believe that the purpose of this was to avoid voltage drop by having it run through the JB. Unfortunately, I can't find the link to this.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
HD Electra Glide Fairing
Earshave/Coastered/CA emissions - gone...
Drag specialties turn signals relocated
Sportster progressive shocks... Dropped rear 1 1/2"
Progressive Fork Springs dropped front 1"
NGK plug wires and iridium plugs
Coil Relay Mod
ACCT to MCCT
Honda Rebel luggage rack
VN800 Handlebars & controls
Screamin Eagle mufflers
F&S Engine Guard & Kury highway pegs