Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

the engine can hardly turn, starter testet

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • #21
    dis-assemble the starter motor and clean and inspect it for worn brushes and broken holders. It is one of the more common issues.
    not all those who wander are lost......

    Comment


    • Tcontrol
      Tcontrol commented
      Editing a comment
      I agree with this … clean armature, inspect brushes, confirm brush plate undamaged…of course one step further…,replace battery cables and make sure a good clean ground on frame for the battery negative cable…

      Still doesnt confirm decompression solenoid working though…

  • #22
    I'm also still leaning towards the compression release. After watching the video's, it sounded like, to me anyway, that it wasn't turning over fast as it should even with the plugs out. Maybe someone else will concur. Y'know, I have wondered if it would be possible to rig up a manual compression release, ala old school 2 stroke dirt bike? Take the electronics out of the equation. But then, I have also dreamed of magneto ignition and a kick starter. This is how my old '49 H-D EL Panhead was set up. So simple, so dependable, no need for a battery, had like, 6 wires on the whole bike. I could kick start that bike with my hand. Of course, it was really low compression and would only run around 80 mph tops. I think it would be really cool to set up a RS like that, and I will, soon as I win the Powerball.

    Comment


    • davej
      davej commented
      Editing a comment
      I agree and have been trying for a couple days to get him to manually push the spoon for decomp while cranking the engine. Can't seem to get that accomplished so I'm gonna set back and watch this one.

  • #23
    Hello again.

    had the cam out again to check the marks sat as they should.
    I had to turn it a bit when I took it apart, so I'm a bit doubtful if it sat correctly.

    but got it assembled as shown in the pictures without moving anything.
    it actually seemed like it hurt a little when I drove the engine around.
    I will work on it today and will come with an update later.

    Comment


    • Apsn
      Apsn commented
      Editing a comment
      Hurt :-) i ment it turnt better :-) sry

    • Tcontrol
      Tcontrol commented
      Editing a comment
      You have indexed it correctly… we are still concerned about the decompression solenoid… leave spark plugs out and activate the starter.. the core pin should push the spoon out about 5-6 mm… does this happen..??

      Other concerns regarding the starter… have you dis-assembled and cleaned all the old brush dust from it… most people will polish the commutator (the copper part of the armature which the brushes make contact with) using a 600-1000 grit wet/dry sandpaper… use compressed air and contact cleaner to remove your sanding dust… make sure that you remove all residue from the commutator grooves between the copper plates.. inspect the brush plate for cracks… and reassemble..

      The battery cables are also know as a weak link… most people will replace due to age and corrosion… many believe larger gauge cables help… a member here makes a replacement set using larger gauge wire… highly recommended… and of course cleaning the frame ground connection…

  • #24
    <<Father Pobasturd

    I have to apologize for my bad English. but hey sounds like you should go out and get some pussy because you're in a bad mood.
    good luck with that, otherwise it can be bought if you're unlucky.

    Best regards from Denmark>>
    **********************************************
    LMFAO....EPIC! Gotta love it! Good luck with the bike, hope you will be cruising down the road soon.
    2005 Road Star 1700
    2019 Kawasaki Versys 1000
    2016 Kawasaki Versys 650

    Comment


    • #25
      Not sure what happened to our OP…. Did he solve his problem?…. Did we offend him..? Did he give up and take it to a repair shop?….
      or did he set it on fire in burning pyre as a tribute to the roadstar gods of mischief….!!

      inquiring minds and all that……

      Comment


      • roadiemort
        roadiemort commented
        Editing a comment
        He logged on 3 days ago so read everything that you helpful folks typed out.

    Latest Posts

    Collapse

    Topics Statistics Last Post
    Started by JHouse, 5 days ago
    17 responses
    236 views
    0 likes
    Last Post dbtk44
    by dbtk44
     
    Started by Rooster85, 2 weeks ago
    11 responses
    217 views
    0 likes
    Last Post Rooster85  
    Started by Father Pobasturd, 2 days ago
    12 responses
    203 views
    0 likes
    Last Post Mr. Miyagi  
    Started by MurrayGrande, 1 day ago
    1 response
    31 views
    0 likes
    Last Post Father Pobasturd  
    Started by scotcher65, 6 days ago
    8 responses
    217 views
    0 likes
    Last Post Father Pobasturd  
    Started by 129drifter, 1 day ago
    5 responses
    70 views
    0 likes
    Last Post Chooch
    by Chooch
     
    Started by Twinkles, 5 days ago
    17 responses
    107 views
    0 likes
    Last Post Chromepony  
    Started by Tcontrol, 1 week ago
    15 responses
    199 views
    1 like
    Last Post D-Fresh
    by D-Fresh
     
    Started by Shores, 1 week ago
    16 responses
    372 views
    1 like
    Last Post D-Fresh
    by D-Fresh
     
    Started by JHouse, 5 days ago
    11 responses
    170 views
    0 likes
    Last Post EasyTargetRN  
    Started by Piccol79, 3 days ago
    11 responses
    111 views
    0 likes
    Last Post KFallsRider  
    Started by Ypsilonn, 02-24-2018, 01:22 AM
    110 responses
    5,269 views
    3 likes
    Last Post Lug Nut
    by Lug Nut
     
    Started by Lug Nut, 3 days ago
    6 responses
    111 views
    0 likes
    Last Post roadiemort  
    Started by NCB, 6 days ago
    22 responses
    286 views
    1 like
    Last Post Shotround  
    Started by Tcontrol, 4 days ago
    1 response
    100 views
    0 likes
    Last Post Father Pobasturd  
    Started by Phil L, 4 days ago
    3 responses
    55 views
    0 likes
    Last Post davej
    by davej
     
    Started by K9blueman, 1 week ago
    13 responses
    197 views
    0 likes
    Last Post K9blueman  
    Started by AR. Hillbilly, 12-16-2021, 06:25 PM
    68 responses
    871 views
    0 likes
    Last Post jd750ace  
    Started by AAca57, 2 weeks ago
    18 responses
    299 views
    0 likes
    Last Post jd750ace  
    Started by FoggiestIdea, 2 weeks ago
    10 responses
    206 views
    0 likes
    Last Post davej
    by davej
     
    Working...
    X