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Offline SquidHunter

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Re: Allow me to introduce myself
« Reply #40 on: Jul 01, 2018, 23:11:14 »
Great to see you got it going.  Good job bud.   8)

Thanks! Couldnít have done it without talking it over with you guys first. Me and everyone in the shop were scratching our heads. It just didnít make good sense at first. After talking about it, it was a no brainer.

I changed the fork seals today, and got everything buttoned back up. The only thing left is to wire the lights.

Iím disappointed in how ugly itís going to look, but itís only temporary. My budget is history, and at this point Iíve just got to get it home. At least Iíll be able to ride it a little. This winter Iíll break it all down again. I need to do some light mods to make it look better, but mainly need to do permanent re wire. I want to go with the moto gadget basic. I havenít heard anything negative about it yet, and Iím going to be missing the creature comforts (aka hand controls).

Iím planning on going a different route. Iím at a point in life where trends make me sick, and the word ďcafe racerĒ is pushing that boundary. Iím going to go for more functionality, while simply cleaning up the look. Maybe make it look a bit more modern as apposed to vintage? Or Iíve been playing with different tanks, and I could pretty easily make it look more vintage. Hereís an inspiration photo. Iím really digging the seat on this bike. I need to keep a bit of a 2 up, because the misses likes to ride. This also keeps most everything else stock and simple.



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Re: Allow me to introduce myself
« Reply #41 on: Jul 05, 2018, 20:26:04 »
Okay guys, hereís whatís going on. Took the bike out today. Ran awesome to the gas station. After I filled up the bike started backfiring hard. Got it back to the shop and started problem shooting. I thought it may be a gas flow issue, but now Iím pretty certain itís not. The valves are in spec. Charging system, and spark plugs are brand new. Does this sound like a timing issue. It cranks and idle great. Once Iím riding it, it rides fine until around 7k rpms then it stalls and lets out one hell of a backfire. Like a 4 foot flame out the pipe. After if back fires, it propelled forward again back to the back fire again.

Seems like timing to me, but what do you guys think. Fuel does seem like itís flowing kind of week through the petcock, but I still feel like it should be enough


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Offline trek97

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Re: Allow me to introduce myself
« Reply #42 on: Jul 06, 2018, 13:03:14 »
Iíve never had an advancer stick.  So, not sure what the effects are.
But ensure the advancer is working properly.

Offline SquidHunter

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Re: Allow me to introduce myself
« Reply #43 on: Jul 07, 2018, 17:24:04 »
Iíve never had an advancer stick.  So, not sure what the effects are.
But ensure the advancer is working properly.

Well, I no longer have the advancers. Iíve got the cycle x ignition. I found the problem. I had a screw that had loosened on my ignition switch, so I was losing voltage there. But, today it died at a redlight and I couldnít get it to fire back up. After it set for about 30 minutes, Boom, fires back up. I ran it about 10 miles and it dies again. I pushed it for about 2 hours, then I go to start it and it fires up again! I rode it around the block and it died again. Iím not sure whatís going on. Iím not an expert, so I feel lost at the moment. Iím feeling doubtful that it will ever run right again


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Re: Allow me to introduce myself
« Reply #44 on: Jul 08, 2018, 00:41:19 »
As soon as it dies I would jump off and pull a plug and check for spark.

Im pretty skeptical when it comes to the reliability of any electronic ignition systems. 

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Re: Allow me to introduce myself
« Reply #45 on: Jul 08, 2018, 01:30:17 »
As soon as it dies I would jump off and pull a plug and check for spark.

Im pretty skeptical when it comes to the reliability of any electronic ignition systems.

I will try that for sure. Iím wondering if the plugs may be fouled again. Iím running iridium plugs, and I loved them with the stock system. Maybe they arenít good for this system?


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« Reply #46 on: Jul 08, 2018, 05:55:58 »
Also, check your gas cap is venting properly.  And fuel lines aren't getting hot.  (to close or touching any part of the engine)

Some electronic ignition systems do employ the old mechanical advancers.  Double check to ensure the one your using does not.
(im sure it wouldn't have fit properly if it required the advancers, however, IDK anything about them)

I had an 89 Dodge Ram that would just die unexpectedly, 20 minutes start right up again. 
It was the ECI pickups failing.  Made for exciting driving through intersections, across bridges and stuff.   :P

I installed a Pertronix system in my 70 Chevy.  Left me and my 6yo daughter stranded - camping in the woods - 100 miles from home.  ARGH!!!

Offline NoRiders

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Re: Allow me to introduce myself
« Reply #47 on: Jul 08, 2018, 09:01:05 »
Hi there quid hunter, Reading you r thread, I can't offer any advise or expereince of ignition systems or carb tuning tbh.

But I can see what you're maybe trying to achieve with your Honda and to that end I can tell you it is possible to turn a mid 80s bike into something looking quite different.

Having read through countless thread and posts regarding engine/carb mods and how problematic they can be if your stray from factory. So I made the decision to retain the factory set up, and jolly pleased I did as my Honda starts, rides and stops as it should and always had :)

I love your inspiration bike and can see how you'd go the same route to very good effect I reckon. However, should you feel the need to go a bit more retro, may I offer a view of mine which may help?





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Re: Allow me to introduce myself
« Reply #48 on: Jul 08, 2018, 10:32:00 »
I will try that for sure. Iím wondering if the plugs may be fouled again. Iím running iridium plugs, and I loved them with the stock system. Maybe they arenít good for this system?


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Your problems sound like ignition to me.

Iíve had similar symptoms with a failing condenser and dodgy wiring.
Being as you dont have a condenser now and have just wired in the CycleX iíd strongly suspect a bad connection somewhere. It could be fuel related of course but i was once told Ď90% of fuel problems are actually ignitioní and that does seem to be true!

Good luck fixing it, and i love the look of your inspiration bike !

Steve

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Re: Allow me to introduce myself
« Reply #49 on: Jul 08, 2018, 14:23:23 »
Hi there quid hunter, Reading you r thread, I can't offer any advise or expereince of ignition systems or carb tuning tbh.

But I can see what you're maybe trying to achieve with your Honda and to that end I can tell you it is possible to turn a mid 80s bike into something looking quite different.

Having read through countless thread and posts regarding engine/carb mods and how problematic they can be if your stray from factory. So I made the decision to retain the factory set up, and jolly pleased I did as my Honda starts, rides and stops as it should and always had :)

I love your inspiration bike and can see how you'd go the same route to very good effect I reckon. However, should you feel the need to go a bit more retro, may I offer a view of mine which may help?





Good luck fella

Thanks for sharing! Love that look. Iím going to keep the carbs and airbox stock, Iím sure.


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