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Went into the 'man cave' first thing this morning, and after a flurry of 'spannering'.... I've finally got the broken Superfour running again!!....馃ぉ
Turned out to be the 'Pulse sensor' for the ignition/cdi.
Via the usual process of elimination, and buying some second hand parts to see if they worked...( they didn't but I'll now sell them on!....Tis only money!馃).

Sadly the part isn't available new anymore so had to do with a Chinese copy at 拢30!....
Oh Yes, the genuine Honda part has Made in China on it....and costs 108 Euros!

So as it's now a runner, think I'll be moving it on 'as is'....Oddly one of the fork seals is now leaking despite not having turned a wheel for about 4 months!
And it also has a fuel leak... (I drained the carbs and a seal has probably dried out, didn't want them gumming up as I didn't know how long it would be stood!)......it's fair to say it's been a troublesome little bugger!

So time to cut the losses and I'll probably use the money to have the Hornet re-sprayed!
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Yes, a lot of toys that kept you sane while working can go now... but not the MX-5!
Correct Martin....The MX will be transporting us around North Yorkshire for the next 4 days starting tomorrow!.... :love:
 

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Not sure if you've moved the bike on, but top tip from my dirt bike days is a slim feeler gauge down the fork seal... sorts out most problems.
USD forks are easier to pull apart in a shed for future reference.... learnt that the hard way.

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Not sure if you've moved the bike on, but top tip from my dirt bike days is a slim feeler gauge down the fork seal... sorts out most problems.
USD forks are easier to pull apart in a shed for future reference.... learnt that the hard way.

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Thanks Tin man....No I've still got the bike sat in the shed .... 馃き I might give that a try, I have stripped forks in the past and replaced the seals on my previous Superfour so know what I'm in for, and as the bike has no centre stand really waiting for a dry weekend day so I can get the job done....

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Went into the 'man cave' first thing this morning, and after a flurry of 'spannering'.... I've finally got the broken Superfour running again!!....馃ぉ
Turned out to be the 'Pulse sensor' for the ignition/cdi.
Via the usual process of elimination, and buying some second hand parts to see if they worked...( they didn't but I'll now sell them on!....Tis only money!馃).

Sadly the part isn't available new anymore so had to do with a Chinese copy at 拢30!....
Oh Yes, the genuine Honda part has Made in China on it....and costs 108 Euros!

So as it's now a runner, think I'll be moving it on 'as is'....Oddly one of the fork seals is now leaking despite not having turned a wheel for about 4 months!
And it also has a fuel leak... (I drained the carbs and a seal has probably dried out, didn't want them gumming up as I didn't know how long it would be stood!)......it's fair to say it's been a troublesome little bugger!

So time to cut the losses and I'll probably use the money to have the Hornet re-sprayed! View attachment 75768
Brilliant, a great feeling when you get something moving that hasn't for a while.
Well done Garffey, it's a nice looking bike too, lovely seat.
I'm still riding the Harley XL1200T, since April 2019. Longest I've had a bike and I can't see me changing any time soon. It's the bike I always should have had I think!
 

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Cheers DJ....Had me head scratching for a little while I'll admit but got there through elimination, yes, it's a tidy thing and I've had a few 'Super fours' over the years, so know these are usually good...
The good news is it's found a new home too, a chap left me a deposit yesterday 馃憤 and has to arrange transportation as he's down south somewhere!
He seems happy with his purchase, and while I've lost a little bit on it will now be able to get on with the Hornet!
 
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