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  1. Thread: misfiring

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    Jason's idea, I'm just throwing new parts at a...

    Jason's idea, I'm just throwing new parts at a problem I can't figure out!

    See this topic:...
  2. Thread: misfiring

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    ...not really, it's more like a hard foam where...

    ...not really, it's more like a hard foam where you can see the pores, looks and feels like 400 grit wet/dry sandpaper. Current I.D. is 1.643, O.D. is 2.475...and I'd love to know that this may have...
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    Parts are taking a while to get these days, but I...

    Parts are taking a while to get these days, but I received a new float on Saturday, Rubber Ducky from Greer’s, and installed it. I had previously removed all the plugs and the nozzle, passed a pipe...
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    Brilliant! Thanks Cotten,

    Brilliant! Thanks Cotten,
  5. Thread: misfiring

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    Cotten, This float is 2.475 and it only comes out...

    Cotten, This float is 2.475 and it only comes out if it’s squeezed, it’s 10 years old from Greer’s (not Rubber Ducky), I’d expect a new one to be more stable and not swell for a while. And I sucked...
  6. Thread: misfiring

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    Thanks Cotten and Tom, seems like a while ago...

    Thanks Cotten and Tom, seems like a while ago (when it really was only a week or two) when I first had the bowl off, I couldn’t get the float out of the bowl without squeezing it gently to clear the...
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    Guilty as charged! And there's also times I've...

    Guilty as charged! And there's also times I've intended to go for a ride and then spent time with maintenance instead, so I'm not all bad!

    Setting this aside until parts show up. New float to...
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    Summer event in Latvia, August 15!

    Juris Ramba, a longtime AMCA member who lives in Latvia, is hosting a show of old bikes in August. If it were closer and travel was allowed, I'd be there in heartbeat! Here's the press release:
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  9. Thread: misfiring

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    Dang! False alarm....sheesh. I had 40 miles...

    Dang! False alarm....sheesh. I had 40 miles since my last fill, there shoulda been a gallon left but the main tank is empty. Running the reserve through and there’s good flow into the bowl....feel...
  10. Thread: misfiring

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    I may have found my "AHA!" moment here, thanks to...

    I may have found my "AHA!" moment here, thanks to Tom. Yesterday I changed out the modern paper sediment bowl filter back to the old, original style element but I never tested fuel flow beyond that...
  11. Thread: misfiring

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    Thanks Roger, I think that's really a good idea...

    Thanks Roger, I think that's really a good idea to document what's been done and systematically work through it! It's my nature to try and take that approach but it's also my nature to get...
  12. Thread: misfiring

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    Still poking around trying to find the problem. ...

    Still poking around trying to find the problem. Yesterday Indian Frank suggested I remove the generator belt and disconnect the wire to the generator and try it like that. I did, it started well,...
  13. Thread: misfiring

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    Thanks Tom, checking fuel flow is a great idea. ...

    Thanks Tom, checking fuel flow is a great idea. Thatíll happen next. Indian Frank was very helpful in walking me through some checks of generator/regulator including the diode. He may have some...
  14. Thread: misfiring

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    Not confident that it's the coil, the old coil...

    Not confident that it's the coil, the old coil and the new coil test the same (+/- .1 ohm) for resistance when cold.

    I've got every wire off its terminal right now and have checked each one...
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    Not really sure what that means Ryan! :confused:

    Not really sure what that means Ryan! :confused:
  16. Thread: misfiring

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    Finished work for the day and pulled out the...

    Finished work for the day and pulled out the Chief, it started and misfired immediately even though the engine was cold (89F ambient). So I took Tom’s idea and jumpered from the pos on the battery...
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    Thanks Brian, I’d like to see that. As Tom B....

    Thanks Brian, I’d like to see that. As Tom B. mentioned, when Tom W. suggested the harness may be the problem I disconnected the harness parts and tested each section for resistance with the...
  18. Thread: misfiring

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    ...sigh...23 miles is all I got this time. New...

    ...sigh...23 miles is all I got this time. New coil is due in tomorrow.

    If I put this coil in the oven, heat it up and test resistance between the two terminals, if the coil is good it should...
  19. Thread: misfiring

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    ....so that post making intermittent contact with...

    ....so that post making intermittent contact with the distributor body may have been my problem. Back together now and had a 15 good mile road test. Gonna shoot for a 50 mile ride here shortly (I...
  20. Thread: misfiring

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    Thanks Arley, I'll look at that, too! But this...

    Thanks Arley, I'll look at that, too!

    But this afternoon I determined my multimeter was giving me the same intermittent problems when checking resistance, so I went to our warehouse and picked up...
  21. Thread: misfiring

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    I had forgotten about this discussion here:...

    I had forgotten about this discussion here: https://forum.antiquemotorcycle.org/bboard/showthread.php?29993-Best-Electronic-Ignition-for-Chief-Had-it-With-Condensers&highlight=Condenser where Jason...
  22. Thread: misfiring

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    Thanks Jason, you and Dave have the same idea! I...

    Thanks Jason, you and Dave have the same idea! I only hesitated on replacing the condenser because I think a bad condenser will give you burnt points, and my points are fine. But I've got one and...
  23. Auction in NZ, teens and early 20ís Indian stash of parts

    ....you donít see a collection of parts like this very often!

    https://www.mccormackandmckellar.co.nz/auction/

    (thanks to Murray on the Caimag forum)
  24. Thread: misfiring

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    Cotten, it’s always good to ask as a reminder,...

    Cotten, it’s always good to ask as a reminder, thanks!

    I’ve always thought the weak link was the gasket between the manifold and carburetor, it’s a pretty chubby gasket but the screws don’t bite...
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    Passed the bubble test, and I was kinda hoping it...

    Passed the bubble test, and I was kinda hoping it wouldn’t! :confused:
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