Coffee 7-7-12

Re: Coffee 7-7-12

PostBy: lowfog01 On: Sat Jul 07, 2012 3:06 pm

McGiever wrote:Lisa, That looks like medium depth 8 frame boxes there, you keeping the lifting more manageable instead of using the standard 10 frame boxes?


You got that right1 Those boxes get heavy when they are full. The 8 frame medium is about as much as I can lift. And I'm not really lifting them, I'm sort of moving them from the same level to the holding stand and back. I'm considering going to an 8 frame shallow for my honey supers. With just the one or two hives in my backyard, I can switch them out more often without a problem. That would let me harvest a little a couple of times a year versus a massive harvest in the fall. We'll see how things go after the winter. Take care
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Re: Coffee 7-7-12

PostBy: 009to090 On: Sat Jul 07, 2012 7:57 pm

SMITTY wrote:Oh them chinaman specials are FUN to work on! :lol: That one looks like a Kawasaki Mule clone - might have some luck referencing that model.

Yep, its a Mule-clone. Actually, very stout, but inferior materials.
I jumped a 12v lead directly to the Coil, so I know it got voltage. Still no spark. I'm thinking coil or condensor are bad. I'll have to Ohm-check them.
I FINALLY got the transmission back in the Trooper. What a pain in the ass! Had a buddy swing by yesterday, and the extra set of hands made all the difference.

Yep, a second set of hands can be a timesaver. I can't believe the size of that monstrosity. :shock:
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Re: Coffee 7-7-12

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sun Jul 08, 2012 12:25 am

It's probably CDI ignition .. or battery powered CDI. If not battery powered there will be a source coil (generates AC voltage for spark) & a pulser coil (tells the CDI unit to release voltage stored in the capacitor) in addition to the normal charging coil (which is actually on the same assembly as the source coil - just different windings). Could be TPI ignition too - that system has no source coil (uses battery power), but still uses a pulser for timing.. IF the coil has one connector & the coil is grounded to frame, it's CDI. If the coil has 2 connectors, it's TPI. The computer, or 'magic box' as I like to call it, switches the ground circuit to collapse the field in the coil with TPI -- with CDI the capacitor sends a large pulse the coil which passes thru the primary side of the coil to ground.

Normally on Jap machines, ignition parts rarely fail unless ridden in hot climates - like Phoenix for example. Lots of charging system problems out there ... but that's a different system altogether. CDI & TPI boxes hardly ever fail. On older machines you might fry a source coil, or have a pulser that quits. Ignition coils rarely fail either. On this thing it's a crap shoot. You could have multiple failures all at once, which is fun to diagnose. :| I'd imagine their electronics are not as stout as the Jap ones.

But anyway, a source coil should put out at least 20 ACV cranking, pulser (or pickup coil - many different names for same part) should put out anywhere from 2 tenths of a volt to 2 ACV. If battery powered ignition (no source coil), battery needs to be fully charged or no spark. Grounds are very important on TPI - test them from the magic box for continuity. Check the kill switches - if CDI, when closed (to kill engine), they ground. If TPI, they open the ground to the box. Fairly certain most off road machines will be CDI though - so if that wire going to the kill switch from the box has continuity to ground, it won't spark.

I hardly ever do ohm checks, except with the ignition coil. 90% of the time the part will be in spec (like a source coil) ... then you check for AC output and you can clearly see it's toast. You can check the primary windings, then secondary windings, wire, and cap. On CDI from the connection to ground is primary, and from connection to the plug cap is secondary. Cap should have a resistor in it as well - sometimes those will fail.

Anyway I'm fallin asleep here so I'll check back tomorrow afternoon at some point to see how you made out. :cheers:
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Re: Coffee 7-7-12

PostBy: wilder11354 On: Sun Jul 08, 2012 6:41 am

Saturdays coffe & breakfast was good. Up to farm early, shipped out 100 bales timothy/clover hay, BYE, BYE!! then went a bought a NH 268 baler, cheap, needs some work. Good thing it has kicker, hopefully next season, no more drop and picking up off field. Today its down to NJ,sussex county to see family in from Vegas, and just relax. Rains were welcomed yesterday, grounds thirsty, and cooled things down. All enjoy whats left of the weekend. Bill
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Re: Coffee 7-7-12

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sun Jul 08, 2012 6:45 am

Oh yea, that kicker will make a difference. ;)
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Re: Coffee 7-7-12

PostBy: Freddy On: Sun Jul 08, 2012 6:51 am

freetown fred wrote:Oh yea, that kicker will make a difference.


I had a kicker once.....divorced her & never looked back.
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Re: Coffee 7-7-12

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sun Jul 08, 2012 6:58 am

You & me both my friend. :clap: toothy Looks like we had a visitor to the FORUM real early this AM--It's always nice to have the fact confirmed that there are many A-holes left in the world that just get plain bored :(
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Re: Coffee 7-7-12

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Sun Jul 08, 2012 7:14 am

Hey now Fred, I demand respect. :o
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Re: Coffee 7-7-12

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sun Jul 08, 2012 7:17 am

Oh OK--now get down & get them barn chores done. How was that??? :clap: toothy
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Re: Coffee 7-7-12

PostBy: Dann757 On: Sun Jul 08, 2012 8:18 am

Hey Freddy, sister-in-laws, another phenomenon unexplained by science! Mine does live in a dump. I used to go up there all the time when the kids were little. My brother and his wife have traditionally had little concern for the appearance of their home. I used to just go ahead and do maintence and repairs on the place. No good deed goes unpunished. One time I had been fixing up the front of their Cape, it used to have wood yankee gutters, there is no overhang, and it has dentil molding, very prone to water damage. So I had spent the day doing free labor, and I went the refrigerator for a drink. My brother comes out and says, "I see you came up here to mooch off me again." :D
Another time, I went around the side of the place and decided to clean up a bunch of old plastic disposable hanging baskets. Dozens of them, some were half buried in dirt from being ther for ten years. I got the side cleaned up and the sister in law comes out and says," HEY, what did you do that for, I was USING those!!!" :lol:

I got a magnetic t shaped bar tool from Northern a while back, it always seems to pick up something off the gravel driveway here. Kinda like a redneck metal detector :)

http://www.northerntool.com/shop/tools/ ... %2Bsweeper
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Re: Coffee 7-7-12

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Sun Jul 08, 2012 1:35 pm

it is tough to describe what 700+ hp sounds like when you mash the throttle forward, but it will really make your heart pound.


Attached is a photo from my fishing trip to Lake Champlain last week. It's hard to explain the lump in my throat as the wake from a 700HP speedboat approached me.
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Re: Coffee 7-7-12

PostBy: Freddy On: Mon Jul 09, 2012 5:51 am

I finally found the perfect car for an electric conversion! And, coincidentally, it was Marty's birthday. So the wife got a yellow convertible & I got a light car with an engine that will eventually blow. It was 100 miles south of here but I convinced the owner to deliver it! Heeheee! It's a 1991 Geo Metro. Hey.... those black stripes are genuine duck tape!
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Re: Coffee 7-7-12

PostBy: Scottscoaled On: Mon Jul 09, 2012 7:29 am

Hey Freddy! That Geo is a real prize! I used to have one of those back when. It sipped gas to the tune of 55mpg or so. But sadly the engine did blow. Everything in the engine was aluminum it seemed. That will make a great electric car. They are nice and light. :)
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Re: Coffee 7-7-12

PostBy: whistlenut On: Mon Jul 09, 2012 9:20 am

The Geo Metros may not have been perfect, but they were waaaaay ahead of the times. They saved many of us a fortune in gas!
Engines were easy to find and a change-out was only 3 hrs! Nice find...and even if you don't change it out, it will be a blast from the past to play with. :idea:
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Re: Coffee 7-7-12

PostBy: Freddy On: Mon Jul 09, 2012 9:25 am

whistlenut wrote: even if you don't change it out, it will be a blast from the past to play with. :idea:


I'll tell you what....it's not often that anyone sees a smile on my Marty's face, but yesterday she was grinning like a Cheshire cat. That one moment in time was worth the price of admission. I've been looking for a Geo convertible all Spring. Once in a while one comes up on eBay and they sell for stupid money! I think with one days work I could more than double my money if I wanted to...but at this point there's no getting it away from Marty!
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