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J6G1Z

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Re: Dutch FT project
« Reply #125 on: October 06, 2018, 10:28:17 am »
Has it really been 4 years ?!?!?  :o

Way to keep plugging along. Bike looks great!

Hope the electrical issue is easy to diagnose.

J.

PS. I over-tightened the screws on my FT-CBR ignition switch & cracked the housing. It was very slight & I didn't notice at first. The bike would run fine & then just stall out without warning. It became progressively worse until I was able to see the crack. Replaced the ignition switch & all was well again.
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kansloos161

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Re: Dutch FT project
« Reply #126 on: October 08, 2018, 05:13:10 am »
A bit over 4 years already!  :-[
Of course the project lay dormand for quite a long time and I had to do everything without a decent workshop but still....

So far the electrical issue does not seem easy to diagnose.
When I turned on the ignition yesterday everything seemed to work as normal.
When I pushed the start button, power went out. I suspected a faulty fuse but none where bad.
Disconnected the battery.
I did a check on the starter solonoid wiring, disconnected and reconnected it.
Reconnected the battery.
Now when turning on ignition I do have power again. When pushing the starter button I only hear the solonoid clicking that I installed that turns of the lighting when starting. No other solonoids or starter motors are working.
I'm going to check that extra solonoid and see if there is power going through it or not.
Also going to bypass the ignition and I have a spare starter solonoid.
My fear is that I used too thin wiring throughout the loom...

Regards,
Paul

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Re: Dutch FT project
« Reply #127 on: October 08, 2018, 07:26:45 am »
Verify that battery is up to the task.

Many FT owners chase their tail over non-start issues due to a faulty/weak battery.

J.

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Re: Dutch FT project
« Reply #128 on: October 09, 2018, 02:04:00 am »
And also check for bad earths and loose terminals.
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