RVF400 NC35 ongoing problem

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Re: RVF400 NC35 ongoing problem

Post by magg » Tue May 28, 2019 2:07 pm

Unlikely both coils would fail at same time, if you wish to simply check for good spark from the coils:

1. disconnect the blue/yellow and yellow/blue wires from each of the ignition coils,
2. connect a flying lead to each of the now unused coil terminals
3. turn on ignition and RUN switches.
4. connect the free end of one of the flying leads momentarily to chassis, spark should occur at the plugs,
5. Repeat procedure for other flying lead.

You actions are those of a set of points.

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Re: RVF400 NC35 ongoing problem

Post by Travis » Thu May 30, 2019 9:25 am

Thanks for everyone input, I admit defeat finally. I am going to pop it on the trailer this weekend and take it to a specialist bike shop. I know a old man who still works on these machines, he said he will look at it for me. I have officially exhausted my skillset and am happy if someone else can diagnose this for me. Ive spent the last two years struggling with this bike, its time for a pro to finish it off. I will update asap. Pity that the first time it starts I wont be around to enjoy it, but at least I can learn something for next time once someone else fixes this for me. Hopefully it doesnt cost much!

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RVF400 NC35 ongoing problem

Post by BacheMAB » Fri May 31, 2019 12:22 am

If I had to wager a guess, Id say throwout bearing. Or something misassembled in the clutch basket. Does it look like someone else has taken it apart?

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Re: RVF400 NC35 ongoing problem

Post by magg » Fri May 31, 2019 12:57 am

Or try another ignition unit.

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Re: RVF400 NC35 ongoing problem

Post by Travis » Wed Jun 05, 2019 9:02 am

BacheMAB wrote:
Fri May 31, 2019 12:22 am
If I had to wager a guess, Id say throwout bearing. Or something misassembled in the clutch basket. Does it look like someone else has taken it apart?
How would a bearing or a clutch have any effect on ignition though?

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Re: RVF400 NC35 ongoing problem

Post by Travis » Wed Jun 05, 2019 9:03 am

magg wrote:
Fri May 31, 2019 12:57 am
Or try another ignition unit.
Id love to, but they not really available, I have never even seen another NC35 in Johannesburg

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Re: RVF400 NC35 ongoing problem

Post by magg » Wed Jun 05, 2019 10:00 am

Someone on this forum may be able to help.

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Re: RVF400 NC35 ongoing problem

Post by Travis » Wed Jun 05, 2019 2:32 pm

magg wrote:
Wed Jun 05, 2019 10:00 am
Someone on this forum may be able to help.
that would be amazing, id really be so greatful, at least I could rule out the ECU this way.

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Re: RVF400 NC35 ongoing problem

Post by 55Freddie » Wed Jun 05, 2019 9:24 pm

I Would agree sounds like the main kill switch or the neutral or stand kill switch.

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Re: RVF400 NC35 ongoing problem

Post by LiteTekBlair » Thu Jun 06, 2019 6:23 am

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