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09-26-2019 02:51 PM
DACataldo
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Originally Posted by mmart View Post
Does it ever bang loud? Like a backfire? That sounds basically identical to when my battery was starting to die last year.
LOL yep I've awaken the entire neighborhood on more than one occasion! Weak battery......
09-22-2019 06:50 PM
Will750
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Originally Posted by Spockster View Post
I thought someone here posted about slipping the chain somehow.
i have read a lot on setting the timing but most threads are over complicated. Is it just a matter of once the front cylinder is set correctly to roll back 1 full revolutuion (360*)to time the rear cylinder
09-21-2019 07:42 PM
Spockster I thought someone here posted about slipping the chain somehow.
09-21-2019 06:39 PM
Will750
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Originally Posted by Spockster View Post
It sounds ok, but a bit weak rolling over.

Like he said, jump it off a car (not running), just make sure you're getting a good connection. A running car alternator could possibly fry the R/R, but you can hook a 1000 amp bulldozer battery to it and it won't hurt a thing.

It didn't fire once.

Plugs wet or dry after that?

Also as said, backfire is usually a sign of low voltage on this bike. Don't recall any other machine being like that, but this one is for sure.
it never backfired. Im second guessing myself now as in the timing. I think i might be 180 out which would make the starter be under a lot of strain. I thing instead of going the 305 degrees like the manual said i just rolled back to the marks on the rear cylinder. Big mistake. I dont no why i didnt think of this earlier. Is there an easy way to re ajust the cams on the rear cylinder while the engine is on the bike. I have a bit of space as the bike had the ear shave done so theres no crap in the way..
09-20-2019 06:41 PM
Spockster It sounds ok, but a bit weak rolling over.

Like he said, jump it off a car (not running), just make sure you're getting a good connection. A running car alternator could possibly fry the R/R, but you can hook a 1000 amp bulldozer battery to it and it won't hurt a thing.

It didn't fire once.

Plugs wet or dry after that?

Also as said, backfire is usually a sign of low voltage on this bike. Don't recall any other machine being like that, but this one is for sure.
09-20-2019 05:49 PM
mmart Does it ever bang loud? Like a backfire? That sounds basically identical to when my battery was starting to die last year.
09-20-2019 05:11 PM
Thorn Those starter noises sound pretty weak. Have you tried jumping it from a larger vehicle's battery? (don't turn on the other vehicle if you do)
09-20-2019 03:56 PM
Will750 Just realised it needs to be youtube or other sharing site. So here is the link to the video on youtube. https://youtu.be/ZrBbnhG80X0
09-20-2019 03:48 PM
Will750 Ok it wont let me post a video for some reason
09-20-2019 03:44 PM
Will750
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Originally Posted by Will750 View Post
cams are in the correct places as the rear cams have a grove in them so i no they are fine. I just have the carbs done so i will put them in now and check for all the things you just said. Its a yuasa wet cell battery. Brand new only used to try and start the bike which dies very fast upon trying.
If all else fails ... A video of it cranking? Voltage reading before/during cranking?
ok just tried it and its the same story. Here is a video of what im on about.
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