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Re: Wiring up ignition lock - no spark [Re: AdamPrague] #145003 04/21/19 12:46 PM
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Originally Posted By: AdamPrague

Noticed the carb has fixed crack on coasting enricher cover. Could it be a source of troubles?

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I don't think so, but worth replacing anyway. Have you cleaned your exhaust baffle out?


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Re: Wiring up ignition lock - no spark [Re: AdamPrague] #145007 04/21/19 02:37 PM
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If the coaster enrichment cover is leaking, the bike won't run properly. To include hard starting and poor/no idling. All of it depends on how much air (vacuum leak) is entering through the cover. Per above, I'd replace the cover to ensure it's tight. This THREAD may be of some help. Good luck.


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Re: Wiring up ignition lock - no spark [Re: AdamPrague] #145145 05/01/19 08:15 AM
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Hello guys,
Thanks for the feedback, I still did not move forward with the bogging problem.

#brer15 and Muniac: I also think the coaster enrichment will not be the problem, it cannot be leaking that much. I put extra effort into sealing it with black silicone. But yea who knows, I might end up with replacing the whole carb rather just the black plastic piece.

Moparkansas: Hi Mate, I managed to re-wire the key ignition switch but it is no perfect. I am able to start the bike and having a spark, but if I turn the key to the off position the engine wont cut out until I turn it off with the engine stop switch on handlebars. I will work out the problem later when I will get rid of the bogging problem.
Let me know what reproduction ignition switch you've got, how many wires it has and what colour. I might be able to help you at least to get the bike started.

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Re: Wiring up ignition lock - no spark [Re: AdamPrague] #145146 05/01/19 04:00 PM
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The coaster enrichment cover is sort of a weird design. A thin portion extends beyond where it attaches to press an O-ring against the carb's body. That extended piece can crack and/or not seal properly. As I recall there is a spring and plunger of sorts behind that cover. Not exactly clear on those details as it's been a few years since I made the repair. Should check all that to make sure it's OK. New carb will fix all those issues and may offer the best peace of mind.

In our case, the bike was hard starting and wouldn't idle properly. It also ran like carp too. Amazing what a little leak can do. Good luck getting it all sorted out.


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Re: Wiring up ignition lock - no spark [Re: AdamPrague] #146593 12/08/19 10:40 AM
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Hey people,
Just for those who would ever visit this topic and wanted to know what was the reason behind the bogging issue - it was apparently a main jet in the carb. I do not know why as it looked totally fine to me, but when I swapped the jet for the new one, the bogging problem was gone.

The coaster enrichment is a pain in the a## on those carbs... mine was initially cracked - and the upper part with the O ring came off completely after I was fiddling with the carb, was worried it won't work properly, but eventually, I managed to glued it with epoxy and seal with RTV black silicone. Personally, I don't think the crack or minor leak would cause problems like bogging. But I agree other people can have a different experience.
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Re: Wiring up ignition lock - no spark [Re: AdamPrague] #146595 12/09/19 08:10 AM
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Thanks for the update.


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Re: Wiring up ignition lock - no spark [Re: AdamPrague] #146602 12/10/19 02:27 PM
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Originally Posted By: AdamPrague
....what was the reason behind the bogging issue - it was apparently a main jet in the carb. I do not know why as it looked totally fine to me, but when I swapped the jet for the new one, the bogging problem was gone....

Adam, been curious as to how you'd solve the problem your bike had. Glad to see you've got it running well again. Takes a while to hit on solutions when the things don't appear as cut and dried as we'd like them to be. But hey, you stayed with it finally getting it sorted, which has to be a real relief! Good on ya! Enjoy your bike and ride safely..


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