Ride First, Tinker Later!
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Wayne, MI
Which Pulser Fires Rear Cylinder?
Well, it's *finally* riding season again and I couldn't wait to put some miles on the bike to verify my work over the winter. As some of you may recall, I had a problem back in December with wires breaking off my ignition pickups while performing the pickup mod. Acquiring a used set of pickups and splicing them into the existing assembly with quick-connects brought the engine back to life and all was good... until the other day on my ride home from work, when the rear cylinder went on vacation. *grumbles* I determined that there was no spark to either plug on the rear cylinder. I pulled the stator cover off to see if anything came unplugged, all looked in order. So I ran the engine for a moment with the cover off (risking some oil spray), lo and behold both cylinders fired right up *weird*. Put the cover back on and ran it again, only to see the rear cylinder quit again.
Obviously, one of those 'good used' pickups didn't last very long (fell prey to what I constantly battle my boss with... 'junkyard parts tend to be just that, JUNK!') Now, I know I should plunk down the $100+ for a new set of pickups... but with an extra Benjamin being hard to come by, I'd like to try my hand at concentrating on the one offender right now.
Thanks everyone for your knowledge and input!
1992 Vulcan 750 - Mostly Stock (for now)
* YUASA AGM Battery - YTX14AHL-BS
* Cleaned Master Cylinder, Flushed Front Brakes W/Extra-Dry DOT4
* Ignition Pick-Up Coil Mod (With Quick-Connect In-Line Terminals)
* Chrome Coolant Reservoir Cover & Oil Filter
* Muzzy's Aluminum Radiator Fan Blade
* Replacement Drive Shaft - Lubed Splines & Final Drive
* New Clutch Handle (Straightened Old, Kept As Spare)
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