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Singles / Re: B25.Starfire - Tachometer Question
« on: 02 January, 2018, 11:58:18 »
Well it came very  quickly  and matches the after market speedo that's on my bike already.
I tried setting it up but with no luck so far. I found a set of instructions on the net which shows the contact signal wire connected to the positive side of the coil but this doesn't seem correct  because that side of the coil on my bike connects to ground (+ve) .
I also  tried  the -ve  side of the coil but that didn't work  either.
The bike has Boyer ignition but didn't think that should make any  difference.

The earlier reply mentioned wrapping it round the ht lead. Won't that  deliver too much voltage?

Cheers
Phil


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Singles / Re: B25.Starfire - Tachometer Question
« on: 28 December, 2017, 00:06:36 »
I've  ordered  a cheapy from  China to try out. I'll let you know how i get on.

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Singles / Re: B25.Starfire - Tachometer Question
« on: 18 December, 2017, 09:58:13 »
Yes would have thought that.

Also, If you look at that part of the engine in the picture there's a seam just above where the port would  be.  I'm not sure if this is a normal part of the casting or indicates that there's been  a repair.  Not been able to look up close at another one to tell.

I suppose it's part of the fun of owning an old bike. I'm certainly enjoying it so.  Plenty to fiddle with but nothing too major so far.

Thanks for responding.

Cheers
Phil


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Singles / Re: B25.Starfire - Tachometer Question
« on: 18 December, 2017, 09:10:40 »
The engine number is ED11089B25s

I'll  check  out the electronic option.  Thanks.

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Singles / Re: B25.Starfire - Tachometer Question
« on: 18 December, 2017, 08:14:52 »
Mine doesn't have one of those. From  the pictures I've  seen  it is part of the engine casing.  I've  since found pictures of  others  that are like  mine so wondered why some have feature and some don't.

Didn't know if it was something added or removed at some point in the manufacturing run.
According to the engine number my bike was made in May  1970.

Phil

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Singles / Re: B25.Starfire - Tachometer Question
« on: 17 December, 2017, 22:29:01 »
Oops forgot  the picture

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Singles / B25.Starfire - Tachometer Question
« on: 17 December, 2017, 20:37:32 »
Hi,
I recently  bought a 1970 starfire. It's in pretty good condition but has enough things to do to keep  me busy over winter.
 
The model I have has a single speed but I have noticed that some Starfire's also have a tachometer.  I thought this might be a nice addition but when checked my bike there is no connection point. 

Looking at some pictures of Starfires online I can see a connection  point just above to the right of the oil pressure relief valve but on mine there's nothing (see attached  picture).

My question  is,  should  there be one or was it only on some models?

Cheers
Phil

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Singles / Re: Starfire Primary Chain Case Drain plug / Level Plug
« on: 10 November, 2017, 20:22:45 »
This is the picture of the primary chain case that should have been uploaded.


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Singles / Re: Starfire Primary Chain Case Drain plug / Level Plug
« on: 08 November, 2017, 15:35:43 »
Yes, I wondered if that was a possible reason for it. I looks like a brass bolt that's been filed down, presumably to stop the kick start hitting it. The gunge round the thread is silicone.


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Singles / Starfire Primary Chain Case Drain plug / Level Plug
« on: 06 November, 2017, 23:41:28 »
Hi,
I've just bought a 1970 Starfire and am just getting to grips with the basics. My bike has no drain plug and no obvious oil level plug on the primary chain cover. It looks like it was cast with the intention of one but it's solid. (see picture)

Also, on the case on the other side of the engine there is a strange bolt next to the kick start for with I can't find any reference to in the workshop manual or searching online. (see picture 2) Any thoughts on what it might be for?

Cheers
Phil

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