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post #41 of 53 (permalink) Old 07-08-2017, 11:00 PM
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Would it be reasonable to say that you could put pulse generators on the front like they are on the rest of the years. Are the mounts already there could they just be drilled and tapped?
The front of the 1984 engine block is like the 1000/1100 so without a lot of fabrication it's not possible.

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The front of the 1984 engine block is like the 1000/1100 so without a lot of fabrication it's not possible.
If that's the case it's probably not worth even trying because the amount of fabrication would be very significant considering the minoot adjustments necessary to get the timing right thanks for the feedback Ken.

A guy down the road has an 84 he's recently come into possession of and the former owner was telling him that he believed that the pulse generators were bad. The former owner even bought the pulse generators but did not install them at this point the bike does not run for whatever reason.

I figure I'll be helping him fix the bike at some point so I was just kind of trying to find out what options there were for that pulse generator guess the engine needs to come out.



Let us know how you make out once you get that pin replaced and things back together.

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post #43 of 53 (permalink) Old 07-10-2017, 08:16 PM Thread Starter
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Well Folks... It lives! Put the engine back in the bike, cranked her, and pow fired right up. Next issue... I put in a new stator last year... has 2 hours on it, but when I check the voltage across the battery is only going up to 13.5 volts at best. Doesn't seem like the light brightens much at all. Took it for a spin with the battery I had, and it died... so, I bought a new battery hoping it was a bad cell that would not allow it to charge to 14-15v at 3000... same. Anyone???????????????????????????????????????????? ??????????????????????????????????????????????
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13.5 volts should be fine unless the battery charge is low. Even then, that is charging and much more will burn up batteries.

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Okay... Will give her a go and see what I got. Will run it for a bit then check voltage again and see?

Thanks again everyone for all your help!

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One Last thing... for now LOL... When I pull in the clutch she will backfire occasionally... Air leak, jetting issue???? Thanks
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slow air cutoff valve located on the carburetors could be at fault when was the last time the carburetors were rebuilt?

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I bought the bike with 52000 miles... it now has 78000... I don't know if the carbs were ever rebuilt? Maybe, my next adventure...
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I bought the bike with 52000 miles... it now has 78000... I don't know if the carbs were ever rebuilt? Maybe, my next adventure...
You could try putting some miles on it using seafoam or Marvel Mystery Oil or tcw3 otherwise known as two cycle oil. By running in the gas you may clear up some of the issue.

At some point the carburetors probably will need addressed such as syncing and possibly rebuilding them.

But for now if everything else is in working order it may be time to ride the bike a bit before you decide what's wrong.

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