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Author Topic: FAAAAAAACK!!!! I need British bike help!  (Read 999 times)

Offline ApriliaBill

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Re: FAAAAAAACK!!!! I need British bike help!
« Reply #15 on: Mar 23, 2017, 20:54:41 »
Excellent, that's the first thing I'll check in the a.m.
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Re: FAAAAAAACK!!!! I need British bike help!
« Reply #16 on: Mar 24, 2017, 13:21:53 »
The other thing to keep in mind is that 90% of electrical problems turn out to be lack of fuel ;-)

Agree with the last suggestion.  If it won't start, check for sparks first.  If possible use a spark tester or HT lead to the head/barrel without a cap.

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Re: FAAAAAAACK!!!! I need British bike help!
« Reply #17 on: Mar 24, 2017, 13:30:19 »
It's the puking oil I don't get ??? Am I missing something in the analysis ?
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Re: FAAAAAAACK!!!! I need British bike help!
« Reply #18 on: Mar 24, 2017, 23:49:20 »
It's a BSA A65, what's to get?   ;-)  More likely the oil drained back through the pump with a one way valve sticking.  Should drain the sump completely just in case that's part of the problem.  Kicking back is usually a sign of ignition way too far advanced as someone suggested.


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Re: FAAAAAAACK!!!! I need British bike help!
« Reply #19 on: Mar 25, 2017, 19:39:04 »
 I was only able to get in the garage for a few minutes today. No spark to either plug....
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Re: FAAAAAAACK!!!! I need British bike help!
« Reply #20 on: Mar 27, 2017, 18:46:59 »
Can't find any wiring issues, wires are hot, coils look o.k. Do I just replace the brain? I can't tell, is it a 6v brain or 12v?
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Re: FAAAAAAACK!!!! I need British bike help!
« Reply #21 on: Mar 28, 2017, 18:54:28 »
MK3 suggests 12V


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Re: FAAAAAAACK!!!! I need British bike help!
« Reply #22 on: May 24, 2017, 00:54:31 »
Well she's up. replaced some hokey wiring (probably with equally hokey wiring) and she fired... at 6,000 r.p.m. After going over the wiring again and checking for intake leaks, then it hits me to check the throttle cable for routing and that sorted it out. I'll post a new pic, because she is now with different paint....
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