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Help needed with starting up my bike

Post  Jo Van Tongelen on Tue 17 Jul - 19:32

Dear

Is there anyone that can help me with starting up my motorcycle?
I'm new to this confused and a little bit of help is more then welcome.

It's Honda cb 400A twin. I live in The neibourhood of Brasschaat.

Cheers Jo
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Re: Help needed with starting up my bike

Post  speedfreak on Wed 18 Jul - 22:45

Hi Jo,

Whats the problem? electrickstarter not working? or is it somthing else?
Try to give some more information.

By the way, welcome at the forum.

Grtz Frank,
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Re: Help needed with starting up my bike

Post  Jo Van Tongelen on Thu 19 Jul - 0:15

Dear Frank

The actual problem is my knowledge of motor cycles.
I'm reading study as much as I can and I bought a second hand to start learning as much as possible on motorcycles. I hoped that with this I could start rebuilding a motorcycle but if you don't know much about It you get stuck quote fast.

I've changed the sparkplugs, the fuellines, and the battery but still now spark, when you hold the sparkplug next to the engine when trying to start (electric or kickstart). I seem to have enough compression because " as I have been told " I can kickstart with my feet but not with my hand.

Ignition key is turned on when I try this and the voltage of the battery is more then 12 volts.
There is fuel in the fulltank and the switch is set to on.

If you have any idee what else to check and how to check it, IT would be very helpfull.

Thanks Jo
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Re: Help needed with starting up my bike

Post  Jo Van Tongelen on Thu 19 Jul - 21:16

I've tried following steps today.

Sparkplugs are working, I see small lightning.
Battery is working 13 volts
The electric starter is starting up.
There is compression.
But fuel is coming out of both of the carburators.

Does this mean that the "vlotternaald" leaks?
Would it help if i clean The carburator?

And if i do this do i need to change the packing?
Or is this the wrong conclusion.
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Re: Help needed with starting up my bike

Post  speedfreak on Sat 21 Jul - 21:55

Hi Jo,

Do you now how long the bike is not used? if you don't clean up the carbs ajust the valves and ignition the way as told in the manual.
This adjustments will give you a 0-point to work from. because if you no that all of these 3 are OK, something else will be the problem.

Good luck and Grtz Frank,
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Re: Help needed with starting up my bike

Post  Jo Van Tongelen on Sat 21 Jul - 22:21

Dear Frank

Thanks for the advise.

Yesterday I've cleaned the carburators and it was better but still no big success.
The engine only keeped running if the start button was pressed.

Today I found a wiring schema and I checked the wiring from the battery up to the Starter motor and ignition coil. The grounding seemed to be the problem it was not connected to the frame but to the ignition coil.

Once I changed this and grounded it correctly the engine keeps running.

This was a moment of personal victory for me

Cheers Jo
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Re: Help needed with starting up my bike

Post  abarth850 on Mon 23 Jul - 9:38

Hi Jo,

seems I'm the closest to you, I live in Borgerhout.
PM me if you want.

Kurt

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Re: Help needed with starting up my bike

Post  caferacer 1975 on Fri 10 Aug - 18:57

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