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Author Topic: CM 185T - The Learning Curve  (Read 12088 times)

Offline Maritime

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Re: CM 185T - The Learning Curve
« Reply #50 on: Apr 15, 2013, 08:50:26 »
Take a jumper cable from the pos battery terminal to the starter motor, bypassing the solenoid. If it turns over, then it's likely the solenoid.

+ 1 you can do this with a set of booster cables to check it out.
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Re: CM 185T - The Learning Curve
« Reply #51 on: Apr 15, 2013, 13:17:00 »
Hooked up the positive lead from the battery to the starter and got it to jump twice then it stopped... I thought it might have been a dead battery (even though it read 5.7v last night) so I tapped it to the battery on my CB550 and got nothing. The battery from the 550 is good b/c it started that bike immediately afterwards.

I can def say that the starter is bum, ya? Can the solenoid still be an issue?

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Re: CM 185T - The Learning Curve
« Reply #52 on: Apr 15, 2013, 13:23:43 »
Mmmm A 6 v battery not under load should read >6V should it not?  5.7v seems weak.  Do you have a 6v charger?  Hook that to the battery then do the test again with it on the battery to to boost it some and see before you are sure it's the starter.  I don't know also if a 6v starter will turn with 12V?  Someone else may be able to answer that.
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Re: CM 185T - The Learning Curve
« Reply #53 on: Apr 15, 2013, 14:22:46 »
From what I'm reading, you can jump a 6 w/ a 12v. I think the starter is kaput.

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Re: CM 185T - The Learning Curve
« Reply #54 on: Apr 26, 2013, 14:04:53 »
I got a starter on the way. Hopefully it's here today or tomorrow and I can see if the thing will start. Really, as long as it puts a bit, I'm good with that to move on to working on the body.

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Re: CM 185T - The Learning Curve
« Reply #55 on: Apr 30, 2013, 14:19:49 »
Got some time in last night after the starter came in. The bike still didn't kick over but I kinda didnt expect it to. I think the start solenoid is eff'd. I got power but didnt get anything to kick over... maybe the battery is dead, like you said, Mari. I got a 6v tender that I will hook up to it. At this point, I'm thinking of getting it off the stand and trying to kick it over and seeing if it will start that way...

It felt good to get dirty like this again. I pulled the exhaust off in order to remove the starter... MAN those things are HUGE!!!!

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Re: CM 185T - The Learning Curve
« Reply #56 on: Apr 30, 2013, 14:26:05 »
I know the corssover on the 400 was like 25 lbs of cast crap. I replaced it with 2 foot sections of exhaust pipe, made a huge difference in weight.  Try the new starter with a battery straight to the terminal or use a screw driver to short the solinoid and see if it turns after you have charged the battery.  If is still won't turn over you may have an internal issue.  does the motor turn by the kick start or in gear with the wheel?
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Re: CM 185T - The Learning Curve
« Reply #57 on: Apr 30, 2013, 14:47:49 »
Yea, it kicks with the kick starter.

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CM 185T - The Learning Curve
« Reply #58 on: Jul 27, 2013, 21:43:57 »
Worked on this beast for a while today. As it stands, I have it turning over with the starter motor and I am getting power to each side of the coils but I'm not getting spark coming from the coil. I have power to the points but the gap is not sparking either. I'm at a loss as to where to look for this issue. Anyone have and insight?


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Re: CM 185T - The Learning Curve
« Reply #59 on: Nov 11, 2013, 07:29:22 »
Anything happen with this bike?

Small bikes can be pretty rad!