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Forum: The Board 12-29-2014, 05:46 PM
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Posted By PaulWallace
Re: BSA Wont Start - No Power after backfire

Okay, so I've got it sorted out.

Its a positive ground so the battery was in correctly.

I had left two wires connected to the zener diode grounded. I disconnected them from the diode and took...
Forum: The Board 12-29-2014, 04:55 PM
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Posted By PaulWallace
Re: BSA Wont Start - No Power after backfire

Thanks for the replies everyone. I didn't see the last two posts until after I'd already given the tympanium a try. So here is what I found:

I wired it up, connected the battery and it immediatley...
Forum: The Board 12-23-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 10
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Posted By PaulWallace
Re: BSA Wont Start - No Power after backfire

So I tested the rectifier with a multi-meter. Dans Motorcycle website said:

"To test the rectifier, hook up the ohmmeter leads to one of the wires and to the ground (mounting) stud. Note the...
Forum: The Board 12-23-2014, 08:30 AM
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Posted By PaulWallace
Re: BSA Wont Start - No Power after backfire

Hey Loffer, thanks for the reply. It is a positive ground. Everything on the bike is stock.

Do you know of any common areas where a short could be occuring?

The thing that is most interesting...
Forum: The Board 12-22-2014, 06:42 PM
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Posted By PaulWallace
BSA Wont Start - No Power after backfire

Hi All,

Hears the situation - I just tore down a 1970 bsa lightning engine and totally rebuilt it. I got it back together and it fired right up. Pulled hard and everything felt good. The next day...
Forum: New? Introduce yourself here! 12-22-2014, 06:16 PM
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Posted By PaulWallace
Paul Wallace - New to JJ

Hey there everyone,

My name is Paul and I am a 23 year old software engineer who works out of my house (wherever that may be). Currently I'm visiting home on Cape Cod Massachusetts but I have been...
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