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Hortons Heroes

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Re: Taking her for a walk...
« Reply #30 on: November 27, 2012, 12:51:44 AM »
I am coming in a little late in this but I have a spare carb for your bike and multiple tanks if you want to try swapping out some parts that for sure work to see where the problem may be. You can message me on here but better is to find me on facebook.

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Re: Taking her for a walk...
« Reply #31 on: December 06, 2012, 03:21:11 PM »
Hello Peggy,
   there comes a time when a repair person(this is you) gets stuck on a seemingly "impossible to fix" problem. This is a place I have found myself on a few occasions. I then go back to the beginning. What makes the engine run? Compression/Fuel/ Ignition/ Timing/. The easy way to determine the biggest trouble spot is to eliminate the others without guesswork. Compression can tested with a gauge. Ignition can be tested with a meter and by sight. If fuel is in question the test is, try to start the engine repeatedly(10 mins) then pull plugs, if no start then all plugs should have fuel on them( they will be wet.) If you have found that you have consistant spark and good compression with wet plugs, then it is time to look into the timing. I ask you to start over and give us the details again using this format. I am confident that you will get even more indepth advise afterwards.
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Re: Taking her for a walk...
« Reply #32 on: December 06, 2012, 05:50:34 PM »
Geez, that's not how the stealerships do it.  They say (after your electric starter is spinning your motor just fine) "well the first thing you need to change is the battery.  Then we will change your regulator/rectifier.  Then we will change your ignition module.  Then we will change your ...."

Sorry, that was a bit unfair.  However, it was my last experience with a non starting motorcycle at a Yamaha dealership in Victoria  circa 1990.

Peace & Grease, Dennis

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Re: Taking her for a walk...
« Reply #33 on: December 07, 2012, 11:29:14 AM »
My favourite was the local PG Honda shop telling one of our kids that he needed a new transmission in his Honda Prelude because the engine light was on and the computer readout said so.  Nothing in the way the car ran to indicate any problem with the tranny, not then and not 4 years later.

I agree with Kaw-Meister - when all else fails go back to the beginning for a fresh look.
Why be normal?

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Re: Taking her for a walk...
« Reply #34 on: February 18, 2013, 04:55:48 PM »
Yep, will start back at the beginning, as soon as the weather is a little nicer to be out working in...
actually, it's nicer here than in PG, so I shouldn't complain!  Maybe a little break, and then back to it with some 'fresh patience'.

Had a great visit with Kawmeister out at the ranch yesterday, and we may have the 'Ratbike' (QBall's 80cc flat tracker) mostly sorted out.
Came home with mud up my back... must have been a good day!

Peg

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Re: Taking her for a walk...
« Reply #35 on: October 15, 2013, 10:36:00 PM »
I guess this bike is my problem now, thanks again Peggy for bringing it to PG. Sold to me, now to figure out some electrical issues.