STOPS RUNNNG


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STOPS RUNNNG

Postby rono24 » Wed Apr 04, 2012 2:37 pm



THE BIKE HAS DONE THIS 2 TIMES NOW RIDING DOWN THE ROAD AND WILL STOP RUNNING ALL GAUGES STILL WORKING NO LIGHTS COME ON WILL START BACK UP AND THEN DIE AFTER A FEW SECONDS START AND IS OK. IT IS A 1985 INTERSTATE ANY IDEAS WOULD BE APPRECIATED



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Re: STOPS RUNNNG

Postby virgilmobile » Wed Apr 04, 2012 4:18 pm

When you say "no lights come on" what lights do you refer to?
Usually a bike will die in one of two ways,It runs out of gas or it runs out of spark.
When it's fuel starved,it will not shut down like turning off a light,it will die off,sputter and lose power.
If the spark is failing it will simply die.

Fuel starvation is normally attributed to a vacuum buildup in the fuel tank from a plugged cap,loosen it and run it again,or a impending fuel pump failure.
Lack of spark,or intermittent spark is harder to locate.
My first suspect is a intermittent kill switch(clean the contacts),then the pulse coils.

One last thing,if you haven't already done so,replace the "dog-bone"fuse that's attached to the starter solenoid.You have to unplug it and pop open the cover to get to it.
Either put in a new one(an extra one is in the cap)or as many do,use a waterproof 30 amp fuseholder and blade fuse.

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Re: STOPS RUNNNG

Postby rono24 » Wed Apr 04, 2012 4:28 pm

It is spark related I am sure I tried filing the kill switch on and off did not help,I will look at the other things thanks

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Re: STOPS RUNNNG

Postby Mooseman » Wed Apr 04, 2012 11:06 pm

When you check your dog bone fuse/main fuse, it may look OK but have a hairline crack that makes the fuse act up when warm. Carry a couple of extra and change often or rewire with a Auto fuse as stated above.
Enjoy the ride. They are all good, just some better than others.
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Re: STOPS RUNNNG

Postby rono24 » Thu Apr 05, 2012 7:06 am

GREAT INFO GUY'S I LOOKED AT THE DOG BONE FUSE TOUCHED IT AND IT FELL APART. I AM HEADED TO THE AUTO PARTS STORE IN A LITTLE BIT TO GET A BLADE FUSE WITH A WATERPROOF HOLDER. ONCE AGAIN THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR THE GOOD INFO BY THE WAY WHERE IS YOUNTVILLE CA MY WIFE IS FROM LINCOLN NEAR SACRAMENTO WE WAS OUT THERE LAST MONTH AND WILL BE OUT THERE AGAIN NEXT YEAR

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Re: STOPS RUNNNG

Postby Mooseman » Thu Apr 05, 2012 10:49 am

Yountville is N of Napa in the Napa Valley or N Bay Area. When you put your ring ends on the fuse, after crimping give them a little shot of solder and cover with shrink tubing. After making the connection put a little dab of die-electric grease on the fittings. While you have the soldering iron out get rid of the stator plug by the battery and solder those wires together.
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Re: STOPS RUNNNG

Postby virgilmobile » Thu Apr 05, 2012 11:04 am

Get a good heavy duty one.That thing has to carry up to 30 amp through it,so a gimpy one with the mini fuses don't last long.I think mine is a #12 wire is either orange or red wire.Don't use the #14 little black ones.

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Re: STOPS RUNNNG

Postby rono24 » Thu Apr 05, 2012 11:12 am

I was way ahead of you I was a master mechanic and learned a long time ago how to do things correct. I solder on the ends and used dielectric. My brother in law lives in concord we spent 3 days there will be back next year will let you know maybe we can get together

I used the heavy duty one also thanks for all the good advice hope I can help you guys one day

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Re: STOPS RUNNNG

Postby rono24 » Fri Apr 06, 2012 9:46 pm

Now my starer turns over slow and when hot will not turn over lots of draw,never did this untill I installed the fuse. Going to check all connections and make sure they are ok but looks like maube a starter

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Re: STOPS RUNNNG

Postby virgilmobile » Sat Apr 07, 2012 8:21 am

The fuse got all the attention and now the starter wants it to. :)
It's not real hard.set the bike on the side stand and pull it off.Usually just clean and grease will take care of a sluggish starter.

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Re: STOPS RUNNNG

Postby rono24 » Sun Apr 08, 2012 10:48 am

FIXED THE BATTERY WAS LOW ON WATER FILLED CHARGED ASND CHECKED OK WILL KEEP AN EYE ON IT THOUGH

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Re: STOPS RUNNNG

Postby SilverDave » Mon Apr 09, 2012 7:18 am

When my starter went south... It was a pain to pull.... but it was sluggish for several reasons, once I got it out :
* yucky grunge in the gears and starter pawl
* LOTS of graphite in the chamber ( 25 years of brush deterioration
• bad grounds ( at starter, and also the braided main ground strap )
old brushes ( as in 20+ years )

I had a motor shop clean, re-bearing and re-brush it, and bench test it, while I cleaned up as many ground points as I could find...
and now it seems as good as new...

If its just sluggish from gear gunge, and weak current...
It can be " repaired" without removing it from frame.

A quart of MMO , or Seafoam , in the oil for about 100 miles, and then new oil will flush out most of the gungy deposits
And ground strap cleanup will fix the weak current problem.
If it has never been looked at for 25 years, then you will probably have to pull it, to get rid of the graphite dust .


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