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  1. OldDirtyHippy

    Hey guys 👋🏼 wtf is this thing

    That is 100% what it is. Tha is so much. I don't think that's the culprit for my starter motor issue but the rebuild kit is on the way so I just want to go through all the weird add-ons the p.o done or just stuff I don't recognize
  2. OldDirtyHippy

    Hey guys 👋🏼 wtf is this thing

    I'm gunna take better pics today, I'll take it off and take some
  3. OldDirtyHippy

    Hey guys 👋🏼 wtf is this thing

    Im gunna take some better pics today
  4. OldDirtyHippy

    Solenoid click, no motor engagement

    Took a look and they're crystal clear, probably a fucky boot so I'll lather em both in a mix of JB and rtv
  5. OldDirtyHippy

    Hey guys 👋🏼 wtf is this thing

    1982 xs400 Maxim DOHC Howdy everyone, What in God's name is this thing. I'm looking for a starter motor so bikes been sitting and while looking over the rest of the electrical I noticed this little doodad I never noticed. Doesn't look stock, what is this thing?
  6. OldDirtyHippy

    Solenoid click, no motor engagement

    Update: Starter motor started working randomly, then stopped again. The right cylinder also didn't want to fire when i got it to start. Only starts if I really back out the idle screw and full choke. Wouldn't hold idle.
  7. OldDirtyHippy

    Carburetors shooting flames!

    The autistic dragon - inhales flames and exhales problems 🤣 best of luck friend sounds like a fun issue to fail a couple times fixing lol
  8. OldDirtyHippy

    Carburetors shooting flames!

    This is just me, and I'm a rat bike guy. But if it runs AND does that..... Brother that's a feature, send it
  9. OldDirtyHippy

    Solenoid click, no motor engagement

    Odd question, would a vstar 1100 starter motor work? I've got 2 that work no problem and they do look to be about right but I'm dumb as hell about the finer inner workings. I'm a machinist so I'm confident fabricating, still learning the electrical-mechanical side of things
  10. OldDirtyHippy

    Solenoid click, no motor engagement

    I know right? My virago basically blew up at 30,000km, love this bike. And that makes more sense, I do have a multimeter
  11. OldDirtyHippy

    Solenoid click, no motor engagement

    Where is the ground connected for the starter motor? Is it internal? I ordered a starter motor rebuild from fortnine but I'm open to ideas in the meantime. Overall I love this bike, this is the first problem I've had besides needing a trans rebuild near 100,000km, everything was fucked from just...
  12. OldDirtyHippy

    Solenoid click, no motor engagement

    Ahhh yeah I already tried that, didn't do anything. I'm thinking it's either the solenoid (since it's a singular click on each ign button press and not repetitive clicking) or it's the wire/connection between solenoid and starter motor. My thought is to order a motor rebuild and new solenoid...
  13. OldDirtyHippy

    Solenoid click, no motor engagement

    How do I jump the solenoid posts?
  14. OldDirtyHippy

    82 Maxim Won't Start, Clicking Solenoid

    I'm having same problem and waiting on new motor. Just confirming bump starting worked? I gotta work lol sick of taking the car
  15. OldDirtyHippy

    Solenoid click, no motor engagement

    Just got back from a ride, solenoid now just clicks once when I press the button but there is nothing coming from the starter motor. I bridged the solenoid to zero effect. Not sure what else to try besides perhaps replacing the solenoid
  16. OldDirtyHippy

    New guy building XS400 Softail Bobbers

    My friend.... Holy shit. Hats off.
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