Author Topic: Ready to POR, still rust in tank  (Read 31231 times)

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Re: Ready to POR, still rust in tank
« Reply #240 on: January 02, 2008, 06:39:57 PM »
Tiff, the light has to be triggered by both the neutral switch and the safety relay.

You might also try pulling the (electric) cable going to the clutch perch out and spray some cleaner into the button end. There's a little hole on the bottom of the connector into the perch to stick a small screwdrive up into to release it.

Use your thumb and push the button in and out a few times/ spray a few times... if that doesn't do it, chase the other end into the headlight bucket and check that end's connection... I think it's the pretty bright green connector inside the nest.

that's pretty easy to do and hopefully fix it, or rule it out.

I had a bad one of those on SmokeBomb. That and a couple of bad relays drove me nuts. damn multiple electric gremlins.
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Re: Ready to POR, still rust in tank
« Reply #241 on: January 12, 2008, 07:49:16 PM »
GOOD NEWS! Took the bike out for a longer ride today... well... by longer I mean maybe 10 minutes, it was just around the neighborhood and I live in a small neighborhood so it would annoy the neighbors if I went around and around in circles for an hour. So I took it down the road (about 1/4 mile) to my brother's house to feed his cat then made a few laps around the hood.
MORE GOOD NEWS! I have hit a HUGE milestone in this process... Satan's Spawn aka the tank... is now dressed with 2 coats of primer. YAY! Why is this a big deal? Cause I'm finally halfway confident that it leaks no more. The real finale will be in the morning when I check it for any leaks... cause I learned that gas will take off the primer. So if the primer is sticky or missing, I know its leaking. Fingers crossed.
BAD NEWS! I don't think she's charging. I rode down to my bro's house, shut the bike off for maybe 5 minutes, got back on and the starter was noticeably slower and the bike had trouble cranking. Rode it around the neighborhood a little while and shut it off when I got home. Started her up again, starter turning over even slower and she barely cranked after a nice fart.
I was more used to the seating position on the bike this time so was more comfortable on it. Tomorrow I'll run the electrex tests on it to see if my stator is toasted, if it is that throws a big wrench in my plans.
Anyone know how much it costs to have the frame painted?
Oh.. and thanks to everyone for all the help on everything. You guys are a life saver and I'm sure you all can relate to what an awesome feeling it is to know that your hard work has made the bike run.
Tiff.
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Re: Ready to POR, still rust in tank
« Reply #242 on: January 12, 2008, 08:53:50 PM »
Oh.. and thanks to everyone for all the help on everything. You guys are a life saver and I'm sure you all can relate to what an awesome feeling it is to know that your hard work has made the bike run.
Tiff.

sorry, no idea what your talking about... :>
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Re: Ready to POR, still rust in tank
« Reply #243 on: January 13, 2008, 11:45:37 AM »
BAD NEWS! I don't think she's charging.

Several used, inexpensive one's here girl... 8) http://search.ebay.ca/yamaha-stator_W0QQfromZR41 N_V, me and one or two other's are running used Virago stator's with good success... ;)

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