Circuit breaker hard turning

All ignition related articles
Post Reply
Posts: 42
Joined: Mon Apr 12, 2010 10:51 pm
Bikes: 1959 FL

Circuit breaker hard turning


Post by Davereif212 » Thu May 12, 2011 3:21 am

The old girl quit after 2 blocks, after going through the basics I took the circuit breaker out to check it. I found the shaft was very hard to spin. Anyone had an issue simular. Thanks, Dave R.

Posts: 5307
Joined: Sat Nov 15, 2008 4:09 am
Bikes: Multiple H-D, Ducati, BMW, Triumph, BSA,...
Has thanked: 30 times
Been thanked: 567 times

Re: Circuit breaker hard turning


Post by RUBONE » Thu May 12, 2011 3:29 am

The bushings in the circuit breaker are lubed by oil mist in the pressurized air from the cam chest. If they are dry you may have a larger problem. I'd check a little deeper!

Post Reply

Return to “Ignition”