Problem Can-Am

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Brusher
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Re: Problem Can-Am

Post by Brusher » Wed Nov 18, 2015 2:29 pm

There's little more I can do in the way of cleaning. It's had Carb Clean + airline x 3 and ultrasonic cleaning x 2. I'll try a substitute Carb as suggested earlier. If there's still no joy, then I'll take the valve cover off...
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Brusher
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Re: Problem Can-Am

Post by Brusher » Fri Nov 20, 2015 3:10 pm

OK, well, substitute carb found and fitted. No change. Going deeper...
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Re: Problem Can-Am

Post by Mr Shiney » Fri Nov 20, 2015 3:55 pm

Personally I would be looking at an electrical problem.
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Re: Problem Can-Am

Post by Andi_Archer » Fri Nov 20, 2015 7:27 pm

Just yhrowing an idea into the mix but did you check the fuel supply is not starved?
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Re: Problem Can-Am

Post by Brusher » Sun May 01, 2016 7:00 pm

After several months in the corner of my workshop whilst I dealt with more pressing jobs, the Can Am finally got the attention it deserved last week.
After changing the crank shaft seals again (it transpires the clutch side seal had given up), I discovered that the previous owner had incorrectly installed the rotary disc valve, something which I had neglected to check when I had originally replaced the crank shaft seals soon after purchase. At the time the bike seemed to run very well (other than being smokey) and rev cleanly, so I assumed all was as it should be...my mistake!
Anyway, I now have a working Can Am in time for some spring green laning...
I thought it only fair to report back and bring this thread to a happy end :D
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Johnevans
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Re: Problem Can-Am

Post by Johnevans » Mon Jan 28, 2019 7:25 pm

Hi, how long did it take to change the crank oil seal please and did you need any specialist tools?
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Re: Problem Can-Am

Post by Minter » Mon Jan 28, 2019 10:29 pm

Johnevans wrote: ↑
Mon Jan 28, 2019 7:25 pm
Hi, how long did it take to change the crank oil seal please and did you need any specialist tools?
Are you doing both or just 1 of them? Flywheel puller needed crank locking bolt, drill, self tappers and 2 new seals and and a couple of hours is all you need..l
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Re: Problem Can-Am

Post by Brusher » Fri Mar 08, 2019 9:38 am

Johnevans wrote: ↑
Mon Jan 28, 2019 7:25 pm
Hi, how long did it take to change the crank oil seal please and did you need any specialist tools?
^^^^ What he said!^^^^
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