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Old 12-01-2011, 07:30 PM   #5101
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Do you have any pics of the rear fender before you started?

My plastics have surface cracking and was wondering if the heat gun will repair the cracks?
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Old 12-01-2011, 08:04 PM   #5102
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Do you have any pics of the rear fender before you started?

My plastics have surface cracking and was wondering if the heat gun will repair the cracks?
I am trying to find those pictures. The heat gun worked great. I had some scratches that the gun smoothed out. Not sure how bad the cracks are but one possibility would be , and I saw this on youtube, would be to melt the two cracks together , then sand, then use the heat gun. What surprised the most about the heat gun was the amount of color it brought back. When I sanded it it turned almost white. The heat gun I got at harbor frieght for around $15
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Old 12-02-2011, 08:25 AM   #5103
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I just got done rebuilding my carbs and now at idle there is a hiccup every once and a while, Air fuel screw? I backed it out 2 full turns. or could the coil possabilly not send the current to the plug?
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Old 12-02-2011, 12:22 PM   #5104
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how often is the every once in a while?.....if you up the idle does it go away?....could be as simple as cutting the frayed bit off the end of the coil wire and re-threading the end...or a lil something left in the carb still goofing things up
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Old 12-02-2011, 12:32 PM   #5105
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I just got done rebuilding my carbs and now at idle there is a hiccup every once and a while, Air fuel screw? I backed it out 2 full turns. or could the coil possabilly not send the current to the plug?
These are older technology big singles with 100mm dia. pistons and they do tend to have an uneven idle I've had a couple of XL & XR 400/500/600's and many of them "stumble" a bit on idle, just nature of the beast. If it runs pretty good don't worry about it too much.

Have you removed the resistor in the plug cap yet ?
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Old 12-02-2011, 01:26 PM   #5106
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The resistor cap is off the plug. and yes when i pull the idle up it goes away, What does the pilot screw do on these anyway? is it the air fuel mixture? Could that have something to do with it? and yes i did turn it out 2 full turns.
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Old 12-02-2011, 06:34 PM   #5107
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The intake manifold can crack and the oring inside can dry rot and leak air. Make sure it is ok.
The air screw under the carb is pretty sensitive and needs to be at a reasonable setting for the idle to be good. I think mine is at 2 turns out.
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Old 12-02-2011, 06:41 PM   #5108
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IF and big if it is the CDI are there any aftermarket ones I will get one anyway but I dont want to get a used one unless i have to.
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Old 12-02-2011, 06:44 PM   #5109
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IF and big if it is the CDI are there any aftermarket ones I will get one anyway but I dont want to get a used one unless i have to.
See here
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Ricks-Electr...item1e690809a2
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Old 12-02-2011, 06:48 PM   #5110
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I have a 86 will that work
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Old 12-02-2011, 06:52 PM   #5111
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I have a 86 will that work
Should do, providing the plugs are the same. I used a CDI from a XR400 in my XL6 to see if my CDI was buggered...it was

Managed to get a NEW unit from Honda

Chuck it in and see....
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Old 12-02-2011, 06:58 PM   #5112
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Should do, providing the plugs are the same. I used a CDI from a XR400 in my XL6 to see if my CDI was buggered...it was

Managed to get a NEW unit from Honda

Chuck it in and see....
I will give it a try thanks
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Old 12-03-2011, 08:23 AM   #5113
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I will give it a try thanks
Be careful. I think that is listing for the XL600V which is the vtwin transalp.
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Old 12-03-2011, 09:42 AM   #5114
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I just got done rebuilding my carbs and now at idle there is a hiccup every once and a while, Air fuel screw? I backed it out 2 full turns. or could the coil possabilly not send the current to the plug?
Check compression. Mine used to do that before I replaced the valves and piston.
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Old 12-03-2011, 10:11 AM   #5115
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I will give it a try thanks
This has been used by other forum members, and has proven to work well. Much cheaper than the other unit...

http://www.bikebandit.com/arrowhead-...di-box?mg=8438
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