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by ScottBowl
Tue Apr 05, 2016 7:09 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Dead on cylinder #1
Replies: 8
Views: 1939

Re: Dead on cylinder #1

Compression test showed zero on cyl#1. Opened valve cover, turned engine over, 140 psi. I found the problem... There are two bolt sizes for the outer valve covers. I put the long one in where the short bolt should have gone. This bolt interfered with one of the valves on cylinder #1... Pretty embara...
by ScottBowl
Mon Apr 04, 2016 12:11 am
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Dead on cylinder #1
Replies: 8
Views: 1939

Re: Dead on cylinder #1

Camshaft timing would affect all four cylinders and it won't run nicely if you get it started at all. So probably all right. What about valve settings? The hose shows a cracked T-vent , Please also have a look what I wrote in the very similar problem in the 1981 CB650 #1 Cylinder not firing thread....
by ScottBowl
Thu Mar 31, 2016 11:19 am
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Dead on cylinder #1
Replies: 8
Views: 1939

Re: Dead on cylinder #1

Folsoml wrote:What is the compression like on this cylinder now?
I do not have a compression tester currently :(

The hose in the picture seems to attach to the airbox. Is this something I must replace in order for the bike to run properly? I imagine so, but I wonder where I'm going to find it
by ScottBowl
Wed Mar 30, 2016 5:57 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Dead on cylinder #1
Replies: 8
Views: 1939

Re: Dead on cylinder #1

Took the carbs off, I may have found the cause.

ImageThis hose is slashed!


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further observations:

Airbox boots are wet, #3 cylinder boot wasn't properly fitted on the carb.
by ScottBowl
Wed Mar 30, 2016 1:28 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Dead on cylinder #1
Replies: 8
Views: 1939

Dead on cylinder #1

Hello people! I just finished a head gasket replacement on a cb650. I seem to have a dead cylinder (#1) now. When I pull the boot off of the spark plug, the bike idles no differently. If I remove the spark plug for cylinder #1 and ground it, it makes good spark. The bike runs, but sputters out of th...
by ScottBowl
Thu Mar 17, 2016 3:01 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Front suspension air uni-line installation??
Replies: 5
Views: 1722

Re: Front suspension air uni-line installation??

Volker_P wrote:Don't say that.
You obviously found a way to put three fuses into four fuse clamps without having anything not fused any more. :lol:
Exactly -- This way, when one burns, I am TRULY screwed! :D
by ScottBowl
Wed Mar 09, 2016 8:56 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Front suspension air uni-line installation??
Replies: 5
Views: 1722

Re: Front suspension air uni-line installation??

Folsoml wrote:Undo the other side. Put the end you are holding on first. The other side can be installed without all the twisting.


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by ScottBowl
Wed Mar 09, 2016 4:56 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Front suspension air uni-line installation??
Replies: 5
Views: 1722

Front suspension air uni-line installation??

Gentlemen! Here is my situation: http://i.imgur.com/T9V497L.jpg I had to remove the right front shock on my CB650 -- I had to twist the air line that goes between the left and right shock to get it off, and it was awful, incredibly difficult. Is there a trick to installing this without twisting the ...
by ScottBowl
Tue Oct 06, 2015 3:08 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: When I try to start my bike, I just get a single click
Replies: 41
Views: 6082

Re: When I try to start my bike, I just get a single click

tario wrote:Or you could completely disassemble and reassemble your wiring harness...
I think I'll just keep an eye on it :|

thanks everyone!! another mystery solved!
by ScottBowl
Mon Oct 05, 2015 7:41 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: When I try to start my bike, I just get a single click
Replies: 41
Views: 6082

Re: When I try to start my bike, I just get a single click

I suppose maybe your stator or coils are feeding into the ground. The bike runs and drives fine which rules out coils, no? As for the stator, here are some voltages idle=12.8v 2-3,000rpm=13.5v edit: I said what the hell and connected the headlight, and let the bike run for a few minutes, watching t...
by ScottBowl
Mon Oct 05, 2015 2:42 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: When I try to start my bike, I just get a single click
Replies: 41
Views: 6082

Re: When I try to start my bike, I just get a single click

I got to thinking, just because the starter turns doesn't mean it has enough FORCE to turn the engine over.

Swapped bad starter with known good starter. She cranks!

BAD STARTER, DUH!

time to order some new brushes?
by ScottBowl
Mon Oct 05, 2015 2:04 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: When I try to start my bike, I just get a single click
Replies: 41
Views: 6082

Re: When I try to start my bike, I just get a single click

Did you unhook the battery to check for continuity? The battery counts as a wire hooking everything together. Didn't think of this :( will try once more Did you check to make sure the battery is hooked up the right way? Mine goes in backwards to get the polarity right. Well the positive side comes ...
by ScottBowl
Mon Oct 05, 2015 12:56 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: When I try to start my bike, I just get a single click
Replies: 41
Views: 6082

Re: When I try to start my bike, I just get a single click

The wires in your first picture connect to nothing. They are extras in case you wanted to add aftermarket items that need power. good to know, turns out it's the same on my other bike! The green wire on your headlight that is burnt connects to the starter disconnect switch (clutch switch). Bypass t...
by ScottBowl
Sun Oct 04, 2015 10:14 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: When I try to start my bike, I just get a single click
Replies: 41
Views: 6082

Re: When I try to start my bike, I just get a single click

The starter disconnect switch is your start button. Can you tell what the melted green wire arced off of? If it was the frame you could have a bad ground. Behold, exhibit A! http://imgur.com/a/hlYBu In that first picture, I feel like there should be something there. Key on, there is voltage on red ...
by ScottBowl
Sun Oct 04, 2015 7:53 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: When I try to start my bike, I just get a single click
Replies: 41
Views: 6082

Re: When I try to start my bike, I just get a single click

Hijacking this thread because... I bought "PEImatrix"s bike! Well, he sold it to a guy who sold it to me in actual fact... small world (we are about 200km apart from each other) I have reviewed his video concerning the clicking, nothing has changed since then it seems. I actually own a sec...

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