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Panhead rear header pipe glowing orange

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Re: Panhead rear header pipe glowing orange

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Post by Bosheff » Wed Apr 27, 2011 4:04 pm

I have never tried to kick start a pan or anything else that was timed 180* out, but I gotta believe there are gonna be indicators that tell ya somethin ain't kosher. One would be the fact that it "seemed like it took 10,000 kicks" to get it to fire. Another would be that ya got fire shootin out the throat of the carb and ignition goin on in yer exhaust system. There would be other signs also be those would probably be two of the most obvious. I'm just havin a hard time believin that if one managed to fire it up that far outta time, there would be any kinda throttle response at all, which you would need to keep the beast runnin to the point the exhaust turn cherry/orange. Is it possible ya got after flywheels with the timin marks in a location not consistant with yer pan? As said previously stated, anvance the timing a bit and note the results. If this takes ya in the right direction, bump it a little more and see if it responds favorably. The problem is there somewhere, you just gotta do yer detective work. Good luck....bosheff



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Re: Panhead rear header pipe glowing orange

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Post by Scrap » Thu Apr 28, 2011 5:17 am

Bosheff wrote:I have never tried to kick start a pan or anything else that was timed 180* out, but I gotta believe there are gonna be indicators that tell ya somethin ain't kosher. One would be the fact that it "seemed like it took 10,000 kicks" to get it to fire. Another would be that ya got fire shootin out the throat of the carb and ignition goin on in yer exhaust system. There would be other signs also be those would probably be two of the most obvious. I'm just havin a hard time believin that if one managed to fire it up that far outta time, there would be any kinda throttle response at all, which you would need to keep the beast runnin to the point the exhaust turn cherry/orange. Is it possible ya got after flywheels with the timin marks in a location not consistant with yer pan? As said previously stated, anvance the timing a bit and note the results. If this takes ya in the right direction, bump it a little more and see if it responds favorably. The problem is there somewhere, you just gotta do yer detective work. Good luck....bosheff
The motor did run, but the bike never would have made it 5 feet down the road....no doubt the bike in this thread is not 180 off but timing is certainly a possible suspect.

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Re: Panhead rear header pipe glowing orange

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Post by Panshovevo » Sat May 07, 2011 4:16 pm

Hoping to see an update on this thread. Did you find the problem?

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