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TechTalk / Re: Ground connection in the front
« Last post by WGuaire on Today at 10:13:04 AM »
One of the coil mount bolts would work. If I remember right the harness has a ground point there also.

The fairings are off now. Iíll be able to take a look at that mount bolt. Iíll check it for ground with my Pilot Probe III. It makes me look like a smart guy!
Thanks, Jefferson
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TechTalk / Re: Ignition Coil/Cap Resistance
« Last post by jefferson on October 19, 2019, 07:47:34 PM »
And stainless braided lines are a must as the stockers are beyond old.
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TechTalk / Re: Ground connection in the front
« Last post by jefferson on October 19, 2019, 07:45:41 PM »
One of the coil mount bolts would work. If I remember right the harness has a ground point there also.
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TechTalk / Ground connection in the front
« Last post by WGuaire on October 19, 2019, 12:25:54 PM »
Iím connecting a battery voltage display on top of the instrument panel. Also, Iíll be attaching 2 x 10w driving lights up front. Whatís a good place to attach the ground? Whereís a ground connection that wonít overload the 10 AMP headlight circuit?
Cheers,
Bill
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TechTalk / Re: Ignition Coil/Cap Resistance
« Last post by WGuaire on October 19, 2019, 12:20:10 PM »
Good job!
  EBC FA81 x 2 for the front.
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TechTalk / Re: Ignition Coil/Cap Resistance
« Last post by kevin g on October 19, 2019, 10:25:02 AM »
Problem solved.  It was not ignition related.

I found that one of the idle(?) fuel passages in the carburetor was plugged.  It is a passage at the bottom of one of the cast tubes that lets in fuel from a small bore right next to it.  There seems to be a tiny brass jet in there that is pressed in and cannot be removed.  I used a guitar string to clear it out (after trying air, solvent and other things).

After putting it all back together the bike fires up instantly.  Now all I need is some brakes...
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The Swap Shop / Re: @ visions for sale
« Last post by lester5873 on October 17, 2019, 02:33:11 PM »
North west Chicago suburbs, Hoffman Estates, Il.
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The Swap Shop / Re: @ visions for sale
« Last post by fret not on October 16, 2019, 12:56:56 AM »
Where are the bikes located?
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The Swap Shop / @ visions for sale
« Last post by lester5873 on October 15, 2019, 03:42:17 PM »
I have an '83 vision and an 82 parts bike for sale. I have clear title for the '83, no title for the 82. I bought the bikes as a retirement project, but developed major illness problems. My riding days are over. Carbs were removed from the '83 for a rebuild, carbs are still disassembled. Some Yamaha parts and a new motor gasket set, never used. The '82 parts bike is missing carbs, front disk rotor, some small parts. The '83 was a runner before carb removal. I have many pix of both. 1 full fairing and 1 sport fairing. Some cracks in fiberglass. I can be reached at lester5873@comcast.net.
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The Swap Shop / Re: Looking for a complete bike
« Last post by lester5873 on October 14, 2019, 04:40:11 PM »
Hi, My name is Les. I have 2 1983 xz550's I am putting up for sale. One is a "runner", the other is a parts bike. I purchased them to be my retirement project, but I developed serious medical issues. I know my riding days are over. The carbs were removed from the "runner" for a rebuild. They were never rebuilt. Carbs are disassembled. I have some new Yamaha Parts and a new Athena SPA (Italy) Motor Gasket set, never opened. The "runner' bike has a clear title. No title for the parts bike. There is 1 full shroud and 1 sports shroud. Some cracks in the fiberglass. The parts bike is missing both carbs, front wheel rotor, and some small parts. I'm asking $1000.00 for both, buyer arranges for pickup. I will be posting the sale on Craig's List Chacago in a few days. I can be E-mailed @ lester5873@comcast.net. I have pix of both bikes.
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