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62 pan

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Post by genocide cycles » Sun Jul 18, 2010 8:22 pm

hello my brothers n sisters i'm dave i own genocide cycles and i've been workin on bikes since i was 16 n i'm 48 now
i have in my garage a 62 pan with a zenith carb all old school here but i'm having a problem
the bike runs around the block then stalls i wait 30 seconds and it fires back up and runs for another 30 then stalls
i can do this all day long but i cant get anywhere lol anyway i've taken the carb apart and everything looks good
im stuck and need some input please
thanks genocide dave



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Re: 62 pan

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Post by Motorcyclemike » Sun Jul 18, 2010 8:44 pm

Sound like a Gas cap that is not venting.....next time it stalls........loosen the gas cap and run it that way.......just be careful If You Have a Tank thats close to Full of Gas !

Get back to us if it did not help and we will seek something else..... and if your running a gas line filter it might be slightly plugged with gum/varnish if that bike has setting around for a few months.

Good Luck
Mike
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Re: 62 pan

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Post by john HD » Sun Jul 18, 2010 9:41 pm

welcome aboard dave!

looks like mike hit all the high points.

report back and let us know how it goes...


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Re: 62 pan

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Post by steve_wood » Sun Jul 18, 2010 11:45 pm

Also check your gas filter.

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Re: 62 pan

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Post by razzle51 » Mon Jul 19, 2010 6:53 am

genocide cycles wrote:hello my brothers n sisters i'm dave i own genocide cycles and i've been workin on bikes since i was 16 n i'm 48 now
i have in my garage a 62 pan with a zenith carb all old school here but i'm having a problem
the bike runs around the block then stalls i wait 30 seconds and it fires back up and runs for another 30 then stalls
i can do this all day long but i cant get anywhere lol anyway i've taken the carb apart and everything looks good
im stuck and need some input please
thanks genocide dave
I am going to offer something that i have picked up from these sites and had helped me. Unless you know for certain, do not always assume its fuel problems, sure sounds like somthing my pan was doing. run then quit, run then quit.etc. but i finally heard the circuit breaker click, wait about 30 seconds then she would fire. retraced some of my steps and sure enough had a short. good luck

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Re: 62 pan

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Post by genocide cycles » Mon Jul 19, 2010 6:10 pm

thanks for your input my brothers this bike came to me after sitting for 2 years i was told it wouldn't hold a charge and when the battery wore down it stopped running and with a full charge again would run but wouldn't make it around the block 2 years ago ... so i put a new voltage reg on her new plugs points fuel filter ... the owner said i cured the charging issue lol but now there's this issue ... i tried the gas cap deal thinking sure why not it does sound like its starving for fuel at the time that its going to stall but that didn't do it so i took out the shutoff valve for the gas itself and that didn't help but i can see that the carb still has gas when i give it to her ... i cant seem to find any broken wires or a circuit breaker of any kind anywhere on the bike ... am i missing something
Dave

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Re: 62 pan

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Post by chopped850 » Tue Jul 20, 2010 4:01 am

You didn't mention anything about trying the gas cap trick. Anyway that bendix makes a better door stop than a carb. S&S E and your troubles are over! I would check to make sure none of the breakers are loose enough to vibrate and touch any metal.

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Re: 62 pan

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Post by RussW » Tue Jul 20, 2010 4:39 am

One place to look, a bad coil can crap out when it gets hot then fire again when it cools down.

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Re: 62 pan

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Post by chopped850 » Tue Jul 20, 2010 6:50 am

A coil takes longer than 30 seconds to be the issue. I hear what your saying but it's not the coil. It's the Zenith!

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Re: 62 pan

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Post by Bosheff » Tue Jul 20, 2010 3:39 pm

Remove air filter set-up. Remove cover from ignition timer. Take motorcycle for ride. Run it til it dies. Look down throat of carb, operate throttle while looking for pump shot into venturi. Got fuel? Now turn ignition switch on and manually seperate contact points with a small screwdriver watching for spark. Got spark? Hopefully this will tell ya whether it's fuel or electrically related....bosheff

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Re: 62 pan

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Post by genocide cycles » Tue Jul 20, 2010 11:47 pm

i want to thank everyone for there input ive tried it all from loosening the gas cap to new fuel filter new points i have to go with my first guess and thats the zenith carb ... its gone ive ordered a new super e for it thanks all
dave

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Re: 62 pan

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Post by razzle51 » Thu Jul 22, 2010 6:52 am

genocide cycles wrote:hello my brothers n sisters i'm dave i own genocide cycles and i've been workin on bikes since i was 16 n i'm 48 now
i have in my garage a 62 pan with a zenith carb all old school here but i'm having a problem
the bike runs around the block then stalls i wait 30 seconds and it fires back up and runs for another 30 then stalls
i can do this all day long but i cant get anywhere lol anyway i've taken the carb apart and everything looks good
im stuck and need some input please
thanks genocide dave
The way i found problem was to just turn switch and headlights on, do not start and within a short time all would go dead

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Re: 62 pan

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Post by Billpan58 » Thu Jul 22, 2010 2:39 pm

my 58fl acted like that years ago turned out valves were bad, it would run,quit,wait while start up quit again.

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Re: 62 pan

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Post by Motorcyclemike » Fri Jul 23, 2010 6:11 am


Bill don't you mean the hydralic lifters were bad?......they would ceese to fill properly with oil and then that engine would not runn.....valves would not really act that in my thinking Unless they were sticking in the guides so ?
Mike

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Re: 62 pan

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Post by Billpan58 » Thu Aug 19, 2010 5:17 am

no,vavles and seats were messed up from no lead prior to putting in new seats and manleys.

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