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Re: Johnny Cash Special - Suzonda 2smoker
« Reply #180 on: February 06, 2021, 09:23:55 PM »
Glad you're back, Colin! The bike is looking good
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Re: Johnny Cash Special - Suzonda 2smoker
« Reply #181 on: February 07, 2021, 06:55:16 PM »
Glad you're back, Colin! The bike is looking good

Thank you. I hadn't anything to post....but back in the saddle so to speak. Hopefully, I'll be posting up good news on a fire up and ride around the block :)

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Re: Johnny Cash Special - Suzonda 2smoker
« Reply #182 on: February 11, 2021, 01:59:57 PM »
Suzonda update:

The fire up n ride failed, possibly due to a combination of issues, namely; weak spark (new coil arrived today), stale fuel/oil (refreshed mixture already in the can) and poor flow out of the new, OEM petcock? (further investigation required).

In the meatime, Rich's Fabrication Shop in Oxforf UK has completed a few jobs.
1) Fabricated extended exhaust mount spigots inc new h/d 2xbolt flanges and tigged new dual spring hooks.
2) Lengthened the sidestand by 40mm, done right with a spigotted insert tigged in place as well as a foot lever addition to clear the Microns.
3) Tack welded the lower engine mount tabs.

So, with all the fab work completed I just need to haul the bike hme and get it running....then the big strip down for frame blasing and painting.

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Re: Johnny Cash Special - Suzonda 2smoker
« Reply #183 on: February 11, 2021, 07:57:46 PM »
Colin, your mock up work surpasses many of the final builds I see...................D
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Re: Johnny Cash Special - Suzonda 2smoker
« Reply #184 on: February 12, 2021, 04:07:43 AM »
Colin, your mock up work surpasses many of the final builds I see...................D

Thank you , it looks better in the pictures, but should turn out nice enough.

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Re: Johnny Cash Special - Suzonda 2smoker
« Reply #185 on: February 13, 2021, 03:16:50 PM »
Suzonda - Tinkering with it today...figuring why it wont fire up.
Carbs off and found a green waxy gel inside the bowls so carb cleaner and a blow out has them clean. Flushed stale fuel out of the tank along with some crud.
Petcock, brand new oem Honda, is caked with more green shite, completely blocked the internal filter  left it off for the moment. 
New online fuel filter also green, new one on.
Still no go.
Starter solenoid (new) failed now!!.

I've had enough for today....2 steps forward as they say :/

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Re: Johnny Cash Special - Suzonda 2smoker
« Reply #186 on: February 17, 2021, 03:01:28 PM »
LOOKING GOOD.  :clap:

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Re: Johnny Cash Special - Suzonda 2smoker
« Reply #187 on: February 20, 2021, 02:09:20 PM »
Acquired a freshly built (used once) sturdy bike bench off my biker neighbour....that'll do nicely :)

New coil and starter solenoid are in so hope to have them installed this week.....






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Re: Johnny Cash Special - Suzonda 2smoker
« Reply #188 on: February 20, 2021, 03:54:24 PM »
That's a nice homemade bench :clap:  The bike is looking nice up there
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Re: Johnny Cash Special - Suzonda 2smoker
« Reply #189 on: February 20, 2021, 07:48:29 PM »

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Re: Johnny Cash Special - Suzonda 2smoker
« Reply #190 on: February 20, 2021, 07:49:47 PM »
That's a nice homemade bench :clap:  The bike is looking nice up there

Thanks, I was lucky to get it.

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Re: Johnny Cash Special - Suzonda 2smoker
« Reply #191 on: April 05, 2021, 01:51:04 PM »
I need help guys. The bastard Suzonda won't fire up.....despite our best efforts.

Freshly rebuilt with new crankseal/bearing etc, all professionally installed and the engine built up by a very experienced bike tech.
Slotted in to the frame and it fired up and ran, lovely.
It then sat for 6 months....when I tried to fire it up again last month it wouldn't??
Found the old fuel had gone stale and a green residue had coated the entire fuel supply, petcock gauze, inline filter and carb internals, float bowls had a green waxy residue.
Cleaned out everything, left out the petcock gauze and fresh fuel/oil 25:1 mix (until the oil pump would bleed) but still wouldn't fire.
It's trying to fire but no amount of testing, new coil & plugs but still it won't run.
We suspect the centre crank seal as there is some blow back through the carbs....surely that's not right?
Getting good compression (no readings, but a finger test) having spun it up on the starter it's trying to fire and there is a wisp of exhaust, but no response on the throttle.
We've splashed fuel through the plug holes and syringed some through the carb intakes....nothing.
Spark is good n strong.

The generator/flywheel appears to be fitted correctly, on a keyway, there is oil in the gen case but that's normal, right?
The manual I have states ignition timing at 24* BTDC.....how is this measured or adjusted?

We suspect the brand new centre crank seal has failed as the blow back through the carbs is not normal, is it???

Is there something we're missing??

Any input appreciated, thank you.

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Re: Johnny Cash Special - Suzonda 2smoker
« Reply #192 on: April 06, 2021, 04:34:23 PM »
crank case full of old fuel? take plugs out kick over quite a bit to air out. repeat next day.