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buggiebuggie

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Ready to light it on fire
« on: June 23, 2015, 05:44:28 PM »
I have been restoring a CL175 for a friend for thI last two years.. I now have fuel... air.. fire.. and compression.. can not for the life of me get it to fire.. i get a periodic back fire.
I have checked timing a couple times valve clearance.. cleaned and set
 carbs.. set points..

Point is I am about to set fire to it and make an external combustion engine out of it.. anyone want to come by and start this thing and make fun of me?. I am at my wits end.

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Re: Ready to light it on fire
« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2015, 06:43:05 PM »
Start what ?? the bike or the fire  ;)

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Re: Ready to light it on fire
« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2015, 09:40:36 PM »
Either one will do. :-\

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Re: Ready to light it on fire
« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2015, 05:54:14 AM »
Battery 100% full charge?
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Re: Ready to light it on fire
« Reply #4 on: June 24, 2015, 06:38:37 AM »
Battery up.. morale down

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Re: Ready to light it on fire
« Reply #5 on: June 25, 2015, 07:21:05 AM »
If I remember correctly, which I don't do very often nowadays, the Honda contact point cam lobe can be accidentally placed 180 degrees on the shaft end. It will do exactly as you describe.
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Re: Ready to light it on fire
« Reply #6 on: June 25, 2015, 03:26:30 PM »
I recently had a coil that would fire when checked but apparently didn't have enough umphf  to make a good spark under compression.
Switched coil and started right up.  But I second Mechanista's idea.