I have a dream...

Discussion in 'Old's Cool' started by Bloodweiser, Jun 12, 2011.

  1. Precis

    Precis Maladroit malcontent

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    FWIW and not connecetd to your charging system, but in your very early pictures, the ignition coil you have looks very much like the ones that were standard on small-block Moto Guzzi twins.
    Whether they're italian or Japanese I have no idea.
    Just $0.02...
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  2. mattomoto

    mattomoto 2 wheels rule

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    I know this is old, but did you ever get your bike re-wired/fixed? I had a similar problem with mine, but it was a wire that shorted and caused a smoldering mess that wreaked my rectifier and some wiring. Gotta pull the rats nest and fix it up.

    Love these little bikes.
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  3. Bloodweiser

    Bloodweiser honestly

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    Jesus, this happened in May? :huh

    never fully resolved.
    Spent the rest of the summer riding and now working too hard.

    I had thought it may be the rotor, as I had read that a shit rectifier can spill extra juice over in that direction and demagnetize the sucker. So I pulled my cover off and see how well I could stick a 18mm spanner on there.
    I had bought parts off a guy a year ago, rang him up and asked if I could come stick a spanner on his rotor :lol3 Had the same pull as mine.

    So I'm back to figuring I should just rewire the sumbitch.
    Just no time now anyhow.

    She got out a handfull of times since, even starting learning the Mrs. on it.
    I just throw the battery on the tender before I want to take her out,
    good for a few hours anyhow.

    I did gain a couple extra volts by cleaning contacts. Check the handlebar switches.
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  4. Rathlindri

    Rathlindri Guinness fan

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    Hey Bloodwweiser, what's happenin' ??
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  5. Bloodweiser

    Bloodweiser honestly

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    Like, with life?
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