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hmmm... you're talking about on a V1?With the cylinder as 12, mine are at like 7 o clock. maybe 8 o clock.But that's the only way my stator plate can go on, or have the points at like 2 o clock by flipping it.is that a general rule of thumb, or is that v1 specific?thanks
ok. time to update with new info.Rewired the whole bike right to get spark.New plug, new condenser, new coil. Plus all the other "new" versions of those things that i've been trying, and have now verified that they work on another bikeStill have intermittent spark. The weird thing is, I'll get spark when I blow on the spark plug.Like, I'll get a nice spark. As I turn t
yeah... unfortunately, i don't have any of that stuff. I'm putting a motor on a bare frame. No lights no nothing. I'm just trying to get consistent spark.I mean, theoretically, running ignition coil to coil/condenser and grounding the other two should get consistent spark, right? but it's not. It's burning out my coils i think.
yeah, that's a good thought. probably gonna be something like that in the end, but unfortunately that's not what's going on here :(I tried fluid in the chamber AND shot it into the carb with the slide up (throttle open all the way). Bummer. But thanks!
Yeah, that was my first thought too. if only it was that easy haha.I have tested my condenser, and tried a number of brand new ones. This one is testing fine. I'm stuck!!
I don't know if I have an advance unit. I think the stator is on the right way, is that what you mean? The points are at the bottom and the wires were all bent in such a way that they go through a hole in the case. This seems right? i Hope?But, I feel like I'm burning out coils. I had spark before, and then it went away.I just tried it with another coil. I got spark, and then it to
OK here's what I know so far:I have tested continuity through the red wire all the way to the plug.The coil seems to be testing properly (ohm-meter wise). I have tried a number of new condensers.I have tried the lighting coil and accessory coil both grounded and ungrounded.I used to get spark, but at this point I lost spark. I'm pretty sure I lost it as I adjusted the point gap, althou
just checked on another v1 stator, apparently that's normal.So no I have no idea what's up. I'm going to rip my wiring out and start over i guess.I'll keep you all posted....thanks again!
so, after testing my stator, it looks like i'm not getting hardly any juice to the red wire.Pulled the flywheel and everything LOOKS fine, but clearly something is wrong. Is there a good test of the v1 stator? WHat could cause this lack if juice?thanks for everything so far
that kind of makes it looks like red should be grounded, blue should go to the coil, and black is the lights? Am I reading that wrong?What is that M symbol off the red wire?thanks
None of my other v1's had anything like that, it was just straight wires running to the components...thanks for thinking though! It's almost definitely going to be something dumb like that, but I just don't think that's it sadly.
Just tried GAS down the hole, got nothing. Going to check for popped seals now, but I think they should all be in there. This engine was running when I bought it. Even if the seals were leaking a little, it really should start and run, right? Maybe not well, but I should be getting ignition unless they're completely popped out I would think.
OK well... here, maybe we can double check my wiring?Here's how it is right now, on a v1.There are 3 wires coming off the stator: I have the ignition wire going to a coil and condenser. Then, I have the other two grounded.I have the condenser and coil grounded, as well.Simple as crap.Is this right? I mean, I get spark, but that's only partially telling.I'm just heading out now t
fair enough. I'll try the gas and get back to ya
just did a leakdown. No leaks, I even kept the intake on there to check the intake/engine mating seal.Took off the exhaust for the leakdown, wouldn't run the the exhaust off. Rechecked timing, timing is right, I have spark, compression is still around 150.I tried carb cleaner in the combustion chamber, didn't start.already running a brand-new external condensergah. i'm dying over
grounded the light circuit out, no change. flywheel is fine, still got my key.Jet is clear, but I have a stupid question. When I take the plug out and pedal, how much fuel should be coming out of the chamber? I always hear people saying to "check and see if your plug is wet", so I assume it's a good amount of fuel. But even when I turn the choke on, my plug isn't noticably
lots of good info overnight!The slipped flywheel seems the most likely at this point, I'll look into that. The thing is, it's a motomarina frame, the v1 was running, and pretty much everything is brand new. Brand new condenser and coil, new exhaust so it's clear, no belt. No reeds. PIston is rightside up, I don't think there's airleaks (used new gaskets and new kit, th
argh. Reset the point gap, got nothing.I'm pretty sure the ignition's not grounding out because I get spark when I ground the plug to the head. I have no reason to assume I'm not getting spark when it's in the head.shoot. any other theories? I can smell gas, I can see a little on the plug, but less than I would expect maybe? But as i said, i tried with fluid in the chamber
^ Dammit. You might be right, I don't exactly know what it means when an ignition 'grounds out' but that seems likely because: I don't have a stop switch wired up. Off the stator, I literally have a wire going to the condenser and coil, and then another grounding everything.The other wire isn't wired to anything yet.Sooooo.... is my ignition still grounding out even tho
thanks. exhaust is clear, it's actually a brand new exhaust. should've mentioned that.I'm pulling my hair out over here! I can't figure out why it won't run even with fluid in the chamber. What. the. heck.
Just picked up a running V1 from the buy/sell. Put a polini kit on it, a vm20, and tried to start her up but got nothing.I have spark (at least when the plug is out of the head), my timing is set as per kit specs, I get nothing even with starter fluid in the intake and/or in the chamber.My compression is around 150, just underWhat the heck am I missing? been messing with this for a few days now
what's the benefit of copper over whatever comes with the kit or in the polini gasket sets? the silver stuff, i'm guessing aluminum?does copper make a huge difference?
is there a noticeable difference with stiffer springs? They engage later, right? so... this just means the engine is at a higher rpm when they engage, which does... what, exactly?THNAK YOU
right, yeah. I know, but my understanding is that they make a difference in where your engine engages, MAXimizing torque, right? so different springs could lead to more (usable) torque? and also, there are instances where certain springs are just plain better, right?or do i have this wrong...
cool. just sent him a pm to find outwhat do you mean, last longer? the 77 ones like melt or explode or what? with pretty normal riding or hard riding? I'm a gentle rider
are those the same blue ones as on 1977?
i'm a fat dude, looking for the most torque for my v1have a polini kit, mamba pipe, vm20looking for the best springs to haul my fat self . I mean im not looking for performance gains or anything but i'm sure one set of springs is better for moving more weight'77 has orange, blue and red, and i have stock springsWhat's best for a heave dude with my setup?THANKS YOU
Oh! I see what you mean about the drill... yeah, I was going about that really wrong. I wasn't trying to start it, just trying to 'see' how it felt with a drill.Yeah, I'll do that nowthanks!
what should my PSI be? I just ran a compression test, even though I could only turn it over like one cycle at a time (so it would be like one cycle, then I'd have to reset the pedal position, then another cycle, then reset, then another) and sometimes it would slip and not turn over at all so it took like 3 minutes to get it to turn like 10 cycles.But, just in those 10 cycles, without even h
I couldn't find any different head gaskets, so that was a bust for me unless anyone has any leads.The spark plug isn't hitting, and it's the right plug. Also a bust, but I was really hopeful about that one.I tried the drill thing but it pretty much just did the same thing! but maybe i did it really, really wrong?thanks!