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Old 11-03-2013, 08:04 PM
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Well most people have seen my bike in the new member section or the F3 section by now so I figured I'd go ahead and start this build thread. I'm gonna throw some nice photo's up and go ahead and warn you guys that this will be a winter long project. I plan stripping the frame and repainting it a silver metallic, customising the factory harness or just building one, and basically getting it where its streetable again. Now for sour eye candy.

The bike as it sets... looks like its sad and lonely.
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Yes that is a lawnmower battery... why? because I got it that way haha.
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I'm happy with this. A new one is over $200 and thats what I have in the bike.
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Don't know what's going on here, overheating? abuse? Anyone have some for cheap?
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Old 11-04-2013, 01:53 PM
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Ok so I think about to say screw it and pull the wiring harness and go over it with a fine tooth comb to try and sort out what the hell is going on with it. I have no idea what is keeping it from firing. I omh'd out both coils and got a reading of 3.7 which from researching on here seems to be the norm. Gotta check the voltage out of the coils still. Do the F3's have a diode in the ignition that reduces voltage like some of the other honda bikes? Any help is greatly appreciated.
 
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Old 11-04-2013, 02:23 PM
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Not really sure about your questions, amigo. But I've seen a lot of bikes in worse shape turn into real gems. I look forward to progress. My advice would be to figure out the ignition problem before you hack up the harness, that way, you're the amount of problems you could possibly have. If you hack it up and still have problems, then you won't know where the problem or problems are.



Edit - Is that a car battery? Or are my eyes playing tricks on me?
 

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Old 11-05-2013, 09:44 AM
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No that's a lawnmower battery... It came with the bike. After I pay a few bills I'll be buying a proper battery but for getting it running I think it will do the trick. It works better than my quads battery so I'm keeping it atm.
 
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Old 11-05-2013, 05:35 PM
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I got the bike to run for a piece today. I went and bought a simple push button ignition switch to bypass the ignition solenoid, poured a little gas in the carbs, full choke, and hit the button... Brrrrmmmm Brrrrmmmm haha. I'll get some pictures of how its done. It's only temporary and basically didn't want to buy a solenoid till I was sure it was bad and now I know it is. I found something else out too... The fuel pump the previous owner had on it worked but leaks like crazy and also the petcock on the tank is leaky. Anyone have suggestions or a link to a how-to on converting to gravity feed?
 
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Old 11-07-2013, 01:34 AM
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Alright small update. Depending on how Saturday goes while working on the bike, I should be doing a full tear down next week to re-repaint the frame, check bearings, and etc. Also gonna paint the cam cover while the engine is out. Frame will be painted either silver metallic or a black metallic. I thought about polishing the frame just on the outward side but decided it would take too long. Everyone cross your finger, say a prayer, or whatever you do for luck that the bike will be up and running come Saturday so I can get the ball rolling and have this thing ready come spring.
 
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Old 11-07-2013, 08:39 AM
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DO WORK! (my version of good luck)
 
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Old 11-09-2013, 02:11 PM
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This is from my other post, I'm lazy and don't wanna re-type everything in a different way so I'm just gonna paste it to log it in my build thread:

Found out the factory pump wiring will work the pump I bought. Was pretty sure it would but not certain. Tested it today and it works great, now I just have to figure out where my soldering iron and solder is at... also gotta figure out if I want to use a 90 degree elbow on the pump with a small piece of fuel line between the pump, filter, and petcock or use the filter that came with the pump. Thinking I'm gonna go with the elbow and put a fuel pressure regulator in line to the carbs to keep the pump from flooding them on start up. Anyone know exactly how much pressure it is the float valve require to close/open?

EDIT: Found all my soldering stuff thought I'd throw a few pics up.

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Old 11-09-2013, 05:04 PM
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Not very much pressure at all , the stock pump is a really low pressure pump - just enough to make sure at WOT that you're still keeping the floats at the right level in the carbs. I've seen people saying that it's around 2-3 psi, but I don't know for sure.
 
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Old 11-09-2013, 10:00 PM
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Thanks Conrice. This pump should be fine then it's advertised as only being 2.5-3 maybe 4 psi. I should be able to just run without a regulator. I'm gonna be trying to get it running tmrw and the rest of the week if necessary. I do have to get my Camaro running first but I'm practically done with just gotta reconnect some lines and get a new battery.
 

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