Sunday, May 3, 2009

Flywheel failure

The condenser I put in my stator plate for the ZA50 didn't fit very snug, and while riding the other day it vibrated out of the plate. I put in a new one today, and then was having a heck of a time getting the timing set correctly, it would run sometimes, but have no power, a sign that the timing was off. So after messing around I found out that somehow I sheared the woodruff key slot on my flywheel. Strange, that the key didn't break, or the crank shaft didn't get damaged either. Just the slot on the flywheel. Good thing I have a CDI for this bike that I am waiting to put on, which comes with a new flywheel. Now I need to track down a working 12v coil, I have a few candidates that I might try out if I can borrow Joel's bike with a functioning CDI.

4 comments:

scott birdsey said...

hey phil; just a slightly off topic question. i assume youve got the treats cdi - doesnt it have both 12v ignition and lighting right in the stator?

Philip Patrie said...

Yeah, it's the Treats Hero Puch CDI, it's allegedly 12v with 50 watts of power, it claims it on the flywheel, and the only one I've seen running locally does have incredibly bright lights. It is also 12v for ignition, (reportedly) so you want to use a 12v coil made for CDI with it. I have not tried mine yet, so I allege all this until I've used it.

scott birdsey said...

ah; i've got the cdi and waiting on the rest from the hq. didn't realize a separate ignition coil was needed, thought that was part o the package?
super crossin my fingers you make a post about installing it! cause i dont even know where one places the box for pickup. anyway thanks for the blog man, keep it up forever.

bbarrans said...

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