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post #31 of 44 Old 02-01-2019, 08:07 PM
 
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Does the headlight come on Horn work ? Just curious did the rest of the bike is getting power.
I don't know about the headlight because they threw away the lead to it also. lol I have to order one from the dealer. the rest of the bike seems to be all powered up. turn signals. brake light, horn etc.

Im going to build a peak voltage tester. I didn't realize how simple and cheap they are. too bad radio shack is gone so I'll have to order the parts online. but it's so simple I don't see why they cost $50 to $100
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I honestly suspect the cdi I got but I really need to test that pickup coil and since the honda manual doesn't show a Ohm reading like every other bike, I don't know what's normal.
Watch this video https://youtu.be/Q6kHbyUibvg that guys helped me learn so much knowledge.

This video shows you how to test and talks about what you should be seeing.
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post #32 of 44 Old 02-01-2019, 08:21 PM
 
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Tomorrow I can ohms test my pickup coil and cdi and post the readings since mine should be close to in spec since it runs.
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Tomorrow I can ohms test my pickup coil and cdi and post the readings since mine should be close to in spec since it runs.
if you feel like it that would be great. but don't worry about me too much. it's just money...not mine ill buy stuff 1 by 1 until it fixes it .
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Watch this video https://youtu.be/Q6kHbyUibvg that guys helped me learn so much knowledge.

This video shows you how to test and talks about what you should be seeing.
when I worked at a dealership I was starting to take some of the dealer training from kawasaki, suzuki, yamaha and polaris. there is a lot of hidden videos on youtube that you can only access via another website. basically youtube is hosting the video. but man if I could get back on those I would share them with you guys. I didn't get around to most of it but the stuff I did was showing us stuff that would blow you away. I know more about the fuel injection systems on a yamaha because that's what I started with. suzuki had a cool way of testing the charging system that made it so much easier. basically you can use an amp clamp (but it has to be able to read DC with the clamp those are more $$) and a mutlimeter both at the same time so you can see if the stator is outputting correct amount of amps as well as the proper voltage. this will tell you right away if it's bad. eliminates all the other testing steps. often the system will show 14v but it's still not able to run all the lights and the battery keeps dying. kind of pinpoints wiring as a culprit too since it may be working at the stator but not at the battery. but there was a lot of stuff the service manuals do not show. you still have to know how to use the equipment. manuals are only good for details like the coils should be X ohms etc.
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getting a reading from the pickup coil of 123 ohm and it changes if I blow a hair dryer on it. a few youtube videos show this thing is probably bad since it changes resistance as heat is applied to it.
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ok folks I finally got it all sorted. I installed the new pickup coil but it didn't fix it. however the old one tests different than the new one. so I bought another CDI. this time from Rick's motorsport electrics. the cheap $13 cdi from ebay was a dud. who would've guessed haha.
so I tested the old pickup and got no spark. so I still had 2 things bad.

thanks to all of you who took time to help. you guys have a great forum.

my buddy will be happy. we still need a carb. if any of you know where I can get the bracket for the throttle cables. that's all we need I think. I never opened the carb up yet.
let me know if you know where I can get one of those brackets. honda doesn't sell them seperate from the carb. so far he's got $450 invested. would suck to need to spend $350 for a carb too.
this is going to be his learning bike. so I need to make sure it's running perfect and in great mechanical shape.
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It would help to put the bike's year in your signature line, so we don't have to search the rest of the thread to figure out if its a Gen 1 or Gen 2...

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It would help to put the bike's year in your signature line, so we don't have to search the rest of the thread to figure out if its a Gen 1 or Gen 2...
its in the first sentence of the first post. I would figure people would read the first post before they comment so they know what's going on. but thanks for the tip
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There are four pages of posts in this thread alone. For those that read the numerous posts on this forum, it's difficult to remember a particular model of bike. That's why it is suggested to put your bike info in your signature (see mine!). Here's how to make a signature: https://www.hondarebelforum.com/f84/...re-121087.html

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There are four pages of posts in this thread alone. For those that read the numerous posts on this forum, it's difficult to remember a particular model of bike. That's why it is suggested to put your bike info in your signature (see mine!). Here's how to make a signature: https://www.hondarebelforum.com/f84/...re-121087.html
you guys are right. it helps. just didn't think of it at first. it should be showing up now though.

you guys know where to get a good carb or that bracket? what's up with all the dual carb setups on ebay?

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