Big Mans Wanger R80 G/S Starting Problems

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Dingus Magee
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Big Mans Wanger R80 G/S Starting Problems

Post by Dingus Magee » Sun Jun 30, 2013 2:00 am

Hi

My Big Mans Wanger R80 G/S has been garaged for 20+ years, and was stripped, frame blasted etc, and rebuilt (not by me, but by a mate who has now, sadly, passed away) All this was 8 years ago, and my mate had told me the bike had started, but would be the better of a new exhaust. I took the bike back home, but work commitments meant that it lay forgotten in my garage...until now.

I charged and fitted a new gel battery this week, but although I am getting horn, lights, and indicators, there is no red charging nor green neutral light, and absolutely no response from the electric start button. I don't have a multimeter, but wondered whether the +ve & -ve leads might need replacing, as both were looking a little corroded.

Motorworks sell a Hicap Starting Upgrade Kit:

http://www.motorworks.co.uk/vlive/TheShed/PDF/hicap.pdf

and I would appreciate any advice from anyone as to it's effectiveness, and whether it might resolve the starting problem for my bike.

Thanks meantime

DM ;)

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Re: Big Mans Wanger R80 G/S Starting Problems

Post by aisgsimon » Mon Jul 01, 2013 2:52 pm

The Bmbikes (google it) forum have a great network of specialist advice and probably cover this

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Re: Big Mans Wanger R80 G/S Starting Problems

Post by Dingus Magee » Mon Jul 01, 2013 9:35 pm

aisgsimon wrote:The Bmbikes (google it) forum have a great network of specialist advice and probably cover this
Cheers min...great link, and I'd never even heard of it before...I'll gi'e it a try :2up

A'ra best,

DM ;)

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