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lmlmrbd
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im new at this

Postby lmlmrbd » Sat Apr 02, 2011 9:49 pm



on my 78 gl 1000 there is a kind of heat shield behind the radator, radator fan, that hooks up with the front motor mounts supports, my question is how important is this shield , i have a single carb convertion an i can get to the needle valve to adjust it, an also were kind i find the resistor for the ballest cause im have trouble with weak spark an there is no room to work , with that shield there ?



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Re: im new at this

Postby artgrantz » Sat Apr 09, 2011 6:22 am

I'm not sure but if the engineers put it there it is probably needed.

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Re: im new at this

Postby dingdong » Mon Apr 11, 2011 9:53 am

That is a heat shield to keep the heat from the radiator off the carbs. I know a lot of guys who have removed the shields with no ill effects. With a single carb that will be up to you to decide.
The ballast resistor is attached to the left coil mount.
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Re: im new at this

Postby virgilmobile » Tue Apr 12, 2011 8:35 am

The purpose of the ballast resistor is to reduce the working voltage to specs for the coils.During cranking,the resistor is bypassed to provide as much spark as possible.My 1000 was always hard to start with the point system,and was worse with a weak battery.The best thing I ever did was to install an electronic ignition conversion and then a modified (2.5 psi)electric fuel pump.




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