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Mar 9 17 12:23 PM
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Mar 9 17 2:14 PM
dana c wrote:I really want to know what he did in the battery compartment.
Mar 9 17 2:16 PM
allen pierce wrote:It's been years since I installed a Lifan into a bike and I can't remember if that particular Lifan has a battery operated ignition or an ignition that runs off the AC stator.
If it's a battery operated ignition then I'd guess that the battery connection from a rectifier wasn't as good as it needed to be, and it runs poorly when the battery is at a low state of charge.
Probably that really bad road that they transited in both directions made an electrical connection come loose.Plus Chiquinquira is at about 8,400 ASL and over night the temps probably dropped to where the battery at a low state of charge performed poorly in the AM.
Just a guess on my part.
Mar 9 17 2:31 PM
1Spuds wrote:18 dollars,incredible!!!!
Mar 9 17 3:50 PM
Member Since: 02/01/2007
Mar 9 17 4:48 PM
Paved roads, just more needless government spending...I pick up my mail in Santa Barbara, California, USA.
Mar 9 17 5:40 PM
allen pierce wrote:Glad you were able to see that your spark plug wire had come off the coil.
Pretty obvious once you look around in there.
Got any glue, sealant or epoxy to fix it tight?
Or, is there a better permanent fix that can be done?
I would have never have thought about the spark plug wire coming off the coil as our U.S. Honda coils have the spark plug wire molded right to the coil, no possibility of that happening. Coil and spark plug wire is a single unit.
Most common thing with our coil & plug wire (as a single unit) is the wire end, near the plug cap/boot, goes bad (rusted usually) and we need to nip off a little of the wire and reattach the plug cap/boot, or when the nipping has to taken too much of the plug wire and it won't reach to the spark plug then we have to do a splice kit to get it fixed.
A lot of us would like to be able to just switch out the plug wire, but, that's not possible on our U.S. Honda coil.
Is the coil you have either a Postie Bike 12 volt thing or aftermarket to work with the Lifan?
Oops! My bad. I meant the actual plug lead had popped off of the spark plug! I have the postie coil still and its the same as your US ones by the sounds of it. Just a molded unit with a wire. Lifan one is pretty well the same. We do carry a spare one just in case! I think the mechanic took my boot piece apart and gave it a good clean. I didnt know that they could come apart like that!
Mar 9 17 10:04 PM
Mar 10 17 2:18 AM
allen pierce wrote:OK, so we don't know what was happening in the battery compartment?
Mar 11 17 4:30 AM
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Mar 11 17 8:27 PM
Offcenter wrote:Hey Todd and Chantelle!
It just occurred to me that you guys haven't been camping like you used to.
All I see is reports on the hotels that you stay at.
What happened? Get tired of sleeping on the ground?
Mar 12 17 3:36 AM
1Spuds wrote:Was that a turtle????
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Member Since: 09/11/2009
Mar 12 17 4:26 PM
Neal at the theCTshop.com in Auburn Ca. If it works, Don't fix it
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Mar 12 17 7:29 PM
The CT Shop wrote:What a fantastic stair case, and the view is also awesome. Hope you find a new sleeping mat and get out of the hotel thing. But showers always nice after a few days in you riding gear..
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