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Author Topic: 72 CL350 - Cafe Project 13 - Luck is not a factor for this noob  (Read 3917 times)

Offline NJ Cam

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So I have had the bike a week now.

After fixing a leak in the fuel line (what a mess), & changing the oil  I attempted to fire her up with just a battery jump pack.... no success.

All lights work, and I can hear the electric start attempt to fire (tried the kick start as well) but engine doesn't turn.

 So my work begins to clean her up and get her running.

 Below are some pics from her old home....under a tarp in NJ  :-[

Offline NJ Cam

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Last night was the first night I was able to put in some time on her.

Cleaned up some surface rust and pulled a bunch of parts off for cleaning.
Tank is in decent condition and I am in the process of cleaning via the vinegar/BB's Skrews method.

Currently in my shopping cart (based on the problem points I've found thus far)...let me know any "must haves" I am missing
Battery
Fuel Lines
Seal/Gasket Kit
Spark Plugs and Wires
Throttle and Brake Cables
UNI Air Filters
(thinking about the PAMCO ignition)...thoughts?

Some tear down pics from last night

Offline Rich Ard

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I used a PAMCO on my CB450, and I really liked it.

Small consumables, you may find less expensive locally - I buy fuel line and plugs at a shop close to home for far less than they cost through the internet.
unplug the connectors from the harness and multimeter the shit out of them

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Whoa! Whoa! Whoa!
Hold yer fuckin' horses, there cowboy.

Don't start spending money on a bunch of random parts. Get the fuckin' thing running.

Have you got spark? Will it fire when you shoot ether into the intake? Diagnose and fix what is wrong with it FIRST. THEN, if you appear to have a viable engine, THEN think about spending money on parts.

Don't set yourself up with a money pit that will never see the road. Plan your work, work your plan.

Step 1: Get it running with minimal outlay of cash.

You do have a clear title, right?
...every dump I take is original too, and it doesn't smell any better because of it's originality.

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I'm so old, I even know what ignition points are.

Offline Rich Ard

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Whoa! Whoa! Whoa!
Hold yer fuckin' horses, there cowboy.

Don't start spending money on a bunch of random parts. Get the fuckin' thing running.

Have you got spark? Will it fire when you shoot ether into the intake? Diagnose and fix what is wrong with it FIRST. THEN, if you appear to have a viable engine, THEN think about spending money on parts.

Don't set yourself up with a money pit that will never see the road. Plan your work, work your plan.

Step 1: Get it running with minimal outlay of cash.

You do have a clear title, right?

^ +1

Sorry, I didn't see your first post in which it sounds at though there's a possibility that the engine is locked up.
unplug the connectors from the harness and multimeter the shit out of them

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Offline SONIC.

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Yeah i was gonna say....
Sounds like a seized engine if you cant turn it with the kicker or the starter.
Thats bad news if you don't know what your doing. It means 99% necessary to do an engine rebuild, if you can even get it un-stuck.

Offline NJ Cam

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Appreciate the comments.

Ill see if I can get spark and go from there.  The wires were pretty torn up and new plugs are never a bad idea. Hence those being on my list.

Do I need a new battery or do you think the jumper will do the trick for the time being?




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You can use a jumper for troubleshooting purposes.
...every dump I take is original too, and it doesn't smell any better because of it's originality.

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I'm so old, I even know what ignition points are.

Offline dbdotdot

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Engine doesn't turn. Sigh. Time to buy the manual and break out the breaking apart tools. OR, buy cool clip-ons, ignitions, led lights, and billet bits from Dime City and make roaring sounds from the sofa. I'll take option #2.

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[sigh]
unplug the connectors from the harness and multimeter the shit out of them

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