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Author Topic: FAAAAAAACK!!!! I need British bike help!  (Read 690 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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