Another project followed me home today, 82 Wing.

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Re: Another project followed me home today, 82 Wing.

Post #106 by pidjones » Wed Feb 26, 2020 12:13 am

I've seen so many starter problems that ended up actually being connection problems. I'd take a car jumper cabe set, connect - to battery and starter cas bolt, + to battery and touch the starter power feed bolt. That will let you know if it is starter or wiring/solenoid. As long as the battery is good, of course.
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Post #107 by ritalz » Wed Feb 26, 2020 9:22 am

I did that the other day before tearing into it again. I've got a real heavy duty set of cables I made from a salvaged large scale computer system. These cables have never failed to start any vehicle. Made from stranded copper about as thick as my little finger. Still flexible enough to coil up for storage.
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1981 Silverwing Sold
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Re: Another project followed me home today, 82 Wing.

Post #108 by ritalz » Wed Mar 04, 2020 8:37 pm

New starter is mounted, dowel pin is in place, timing is sitting at about 15 degrees. She starts much better and I can see the advance working with the timing light. Now all I have to do is put it all back together and do some real testing. Man I hope this does the trick. I had a potential buyer but haven't heard back from him in a while. Next.
Al

1975 Goldwing 'Max'
1976 Goldwing 'Grocery Getter' Sold
1985 Goldwing Interstate 'NCC-1985'
1981 Silverwing Sold
1982 Goldeing Project
1973 CB500F Long Gone
1966 CL77 First Street Bike
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Re: Another project followed me home today, 82 Wing.

Post #109 by Track T 2411 » Wed Mar 04, 2020 9:45 pm

action1 action1 action1 Gitrdun!
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Re: Another project followed me home today, 82 Wing.

Post #110 by CrazyJerry » Thu Mar 05, 2020 8:45 pm

Congrats on BOTM!
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Re: Another project followed me home today, 82 Wing.

Post #111 by ritalz » Thu Mar 05, 2020 11:53 pm

Got her all back together today and even took a short cruise around the neighborhood. Everything seems to be working like it should. Had to shut the gas off and let the carbs run dry to test the starting. Happy to report no more dragging when trying to start. Overall, it starts almost immediately even on a cold start. Gonna check the carb sync and clean the fuel level sending unit and call it a wrap.
Al

1975 Goldwing 'Max'
1976 Goldwing 'Grocery Getter' Sold
1985 Goldwing Interstate 'NCC-1985'
1981 Silverwing Sold
1982 Goldeing Project
1973 CB500F Long Gone
1966 CL77 First Street Bike
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