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About saddlebum

  • Birthday 06/17/1953

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    Ben Bennink


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    2309 Fassel Ave


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  • Interests
    Riding Horses and Motorcycles, Camping, Fishing, Canoeing, Carpentry & Fabricating.
  • Bike Year and Model
    (2) 1989 Venture Royales, 1975 CanAm 250 TNT


  • Occupation
    truck and trailer technician

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  • VR Assistance
    mechanical and road side asistance

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  1. Looks super. I am totally impressed.
  2. Even if it's without the bike - let us know. Great excuse (not that we need one ) for a meet and greet.
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  4. Marcarl is correct. You should have constant 12v to each coil, the ground side of the coil is individually controlled by the TCI. If you look at the schematic you will see that the there is a red/white wire that goes to the 8 pin connector at the TCI , each coil, pressure sensor, fuel pump relay and side stand relay. With ign on you should have 12 volts at each connection point. You should also have constant ground via the black wire 0n the 8 pin plug to the TCI , fuel pump, fuel pump relay, fall over sensor switch, With all the fall over switch, side stand switch and relay all in the normal run position you should also have ground were the black/white wire connects to the TCI at the 6 pin plug. Disconnect the 6 pin plug at the TCI and down by the frame at the stater Which goes to the pick up coils within the stater housing. With an ohmmeter check that you have continuity from the pin on one connector to the pin on the other connector for every wire. Also check the condition of the connector at the stater it is not uncommon for these to turn green in which you would either replace the connectors or just cut them out and hard wire the ends together. If this tests OK perform an ohmmeter test on the pick up coils themselves. With the pickup coil 6 pin connector disconnected check resistance for each coil by connecting one test lead to the black wire and with the other test lead touch each of the other wires you should get ( approx 93.5 to 126.5 ohms ) for each one any one that does meet this spec indicates a pickup coil fault of some sort. Open line reading is an open connection or broken wire to its related coil lower than 93.5 or full continuity would indicate a short of some type.
  5. You of all people should it's about the story. Whether or not it's the truth, is totally irrelevant.
  6. Plastifix is my preferred. Used it to rebuild my entire bike back in 2007 and have sworn by it since. Upper fairing on the left side I actually made up of two good halves splice together and no one was ever able to tell. Even held together when the bike fell of the work table 2 years ago, Don't ask You never need to use spot putty because it sands beautifully and you can continue to add as needed until you have a flawless surface. For extra strength you can inlay fiberglass cloth, fiberglass drywall tape or some form of wire mesh (preferably stainless or aluminum). Aluminum is easier to form. Body shops supply aluminum expanded mesh which works great.
  7. Pull the connectors off the TCI and give them a good cleaning with contact cleaner and tiny straps of fine emery cloth and compressed air. Be carefully cleaning the female terminals so as not to spread them. A male terminal identical to the ones in the connector works great to clean the female terminals and to drag test the female pins for loosenes. I like to follow up with a good dose of ACF 50 spray and move the connector in and out a few times and a final leave in dose when reassembling the connectors. I almost replced my TCI for no spark when I decided to give this a shot and the bike has run great ever since. That was 5 years ago.
  8. Another issue with over tightening is that since your threading into aluminum, too much force can tear the threads. A lot of times these bolts get over tightened due to insecurities. If not confident of your sense of feel you can always invest in a quality inch/ lb torque wrench, and tighten the bolt to the proper spec. This would apply to the drain plug as well. It is a worthwhile investment since each time you over tighten anything threaded into aluminum you distort and eventually damage the threads.
  9. Go to vmaxforum.net and check out a member known as dingy. https://www.vmaxforum.net/members/dingy.3541/ He used to be a very active VR member and was very instrumental in introducing this product to VR members. As far as I know he is still active over there and is very knowledgeable on the ignitech system. He used to make them available to members here complete with a plug in harness and already tuned for plug and play instalation. I actually have one but my bike is running so well that I just never got around to installing it. Being one not to fix what ain't broke.
  10. Was thinking of doing the same thing but could not get hold of him. Any other time he would be underfoot LOL. Glad someone was able to do it.
  11. I have the lift table and use a modified automotive scissor jack when I feel the need to raise a wheel off the table.
  12. Thank you for sharing. Like wise we wish you all the luck. Having gone through a similar incident our family fully understands the trauma you went through. Some years back our previous Airedale Jake, got into a box of chocolate when nobody was home, only to be found lying on the floor shaking severely. He also had to be taken to the vet, were his stomach was pumped out and he was fed charcoal. Fortunately he survived and recovered to his full normal self and lived another 3 years passing away at 14 years of age which is the normal life span for an Airedale. We did know that chocolate was bad for dogs, but we then learned this threat also takes in grapes, raisins and onions.
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