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Re: No Spark 85 rz350

#31 Post by nokturnal » Thu Sep 06, 2018 10:54 am

looks like you have an 85 with 83 "guts"
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Re: No Spark 85 rz350

#32 Post by silverstrom » Thu Sep 06, 2018 2:51 pm

And the wire harness I assume.
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Re: No Spark 85 rz350

#33 Post by AMDshaner » Fri Sep 07, 2018 5:30 am

Did some looking and that serial # makes the engine an 84.

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Re: No Spark 85 rz350

#34 Post by nokturnal » Fri Sep 07, 2018 11:58 am

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33E - 000 101 ~ 010 000
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'83


33E - 010 101 ~ 011 000
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'84
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Re: No Spark 85 rz350

#35 Post by silverstrom » Sat Sep 08, 2018 5:16 pm

AMDshaner wrote:Did some looking and that serial # makes the engine an 84.
Same as 83. Only difference was colours. I bought a new 84. Scared myself silly and started an addiction. Still trying to scratch that itch.
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Re: No Spark 85 rz350

#36 Post by AMDshaner » Sun Sep 09, 2018 12:03 pm

Tried the dowel and hose clamp trick, still no spark. Working on getting a puller for the rotor to see which stator is on it.

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Re: No Spark 85 rz350

#37 Post by AMDshaner » Sun Sep 16, 2018 11:55 am

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Re: No Spark 85 rz350

#38 Post by AMDshaner » Thu Sep 27, 2018 10:44 pm

I found a 52y-50 cdi box for $200. Its a new one, not used. Is there a way to wire this cdi box in place of the 29k cdi box?

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Re: No Spark 85 rz350

#39 Post by AMDshaner » Mon Oct 01, 2018 8:13 pm

Well i bit the bullet and just ordered a zeel box.

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Re: No Spark 85 rz350

#40 Post by AMDshaner » Sat Oct 20, 2018 3:29 pm

That did it, it has spark again..

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Re: No Spark 85 rz350

#41 Post by MK » Sun Oct 21, 2018 5:35 am

Keeping in mind that a decent curve adds around 3-4 hp I'd not say you bit the bullet.
Would you say that, if you bought a pair of pipes, or would you rather regard it as a common update?
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Re: No Spark 85 rz350

#42 Post by AMDshaner » Sun Oct 21, 2018 11:09 am

Well, i really didnt mean it that way. With the Cad at barely around 70 cents. That $240 box cost about $425 by the time it got to me. But it was gonna cost me $300 Cad for a NOS box from the dealer.
The Zeel i feel was the better deal. Now just get it painted to original and neaten up the wiring.
I just want a running bike, not lookin for max power or anything like that. Im not gonna wind it out to 9 grand, just want a nice old smoker to take out on the weekend.

Shane

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