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Old 11th October 2019
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I don't actually want it to be faster)
......said no one, ever.....
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Today's progress: doing some clean wire harness work. Stopped on the idiot lights (gen, oil). Both refuse to work properly when wired. Actually refuse to go on at all. There is LEDs.
Am I wrong, or what?
Gen light should be A from gen -> light -> ignition (coil +12 in my case).
Oil light should be sensor -> light -> ignition (coil again in my case).
There is definetely current on coil (just ignition turned on and killswitch is off). And engine is working properly if I press start.
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touch ur forefinger ..too ur fore head .. while sit on the bike,,,,
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touch ur forefinger ..too ur fore head .. while sit on the bike,,,,
You forgot that I need to drink some booze while doing it
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......said no one, ever.....
The first ring that something is wrong with my setup should'e appeared in your head when I installed the automatic clutch
Howver, smooth not always means slow
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Progress for today: adjusted the clutch perfectly, the start and shifting is smooth, neutral is easy to find. Now carb. 42/180 currently and very hard to start. I'm thinking to start from 45.
Can't deal with front brake switch, turn signals and gen lamp. They all working like assholes, all the wires are in perfect connection, seems like I'm doing/understanding it wrong.
Will ask friend for help. Everything else is working as it should.
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I have a 23/49 combo on my '83 XLX and it's geared a little too high. I'll probably go back to the 48 rear and put a 22 up front. I have a regular heavy-duty chain, not an o-ring chain, and I still had to grind a little off the sprocket cover bosses for clearance.

With the 23/49 sprockets and a 90 profile rear tire, 70 mph is about 3400 rpm. Nice on the highway, but the big gap between 3rd and 4th gears became more pronounced and the bike doesn't like going up mountains at legal speeds in 4th gear.
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I have a 23/49 combo on my '83 XLX and it's geared a little too high. I'll probably go back to the 48 rear and put a 22 up front. I have a regular heavy-duty chain, not an o-ring chain, and I still had to grind a little off the sprocket cover bosses for clearance.

With the 23/49 sprockets and a 90 profile rear tire, 70 mph is about 3400 rpm. Nice on the highway, but the big gap between 3rd and 4th gears became more pronounced and the bike doesn't like going up mountains at legal speeds in 4th gear.
I have c-ratio andrews gears, so probably no big gap. Also, my city is as flat as some girls chest, so no mountains. Currently 23/48.
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...but the big gap between 3rd and 4th gears became more pronounced...
Not enough can be said about that ‘c’ ratio! Eliminate the gap!! You’ll never know how you got along without it.
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Kind of upgraded the clutch outer plate. With this square 3/4 hole I'll be able to rotate the crankshaft with any available wrench through the clutch inspection window. I thought about hex wrench or 1/2 socket but 1/2 was too big for inspection window and hex is a little short.

The reason I make this, is to be able to adjust pushrods and set ignition timing. And everything else where I need to rotate the flywheel.

Initially I've lost the ability to do this because the clutch is disengaged by default. And now I don't need to remove primary cover or even need to lift the rear wheel ever again. Perfect.

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