facebook1 youtube1 twitter1 instagram linkedin1 pinterest1

NOTICE:  If you are not a free registered member of the site, you will not see the photos in the forum, and you won't be able to access our premium member content. Please consider joining our community! REGISTER AND MAKE THIS BOX DISAPPEAR!

The Greenie

  • Rick C.
  • Rick C.'s Avatar Topic Author
  • Offline
  • Platinum Member
  • Platinum Member
  • Posts: 1169
  • Likes received: 813

Replied by Rick C. on topic The Greenie

MarkT wrote: Sounds like a bad condenser maybe?

I think LB Randy's bike was doing that at the first Cal Dreamin...

DEET installed a new one and points. Running for almost 2 years.
Could it have gone bad already??

Darn electric parts !!
Last edit: 13 Jun 2020 21:35 by Rick C..
13 Jun 2020 21:27 #61

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

  • Posts: 9454
  • Likes received: 5381

Replied by MarkT on topic The Greenie

That bike has an unusual condenser that's "upside down" from the normal ones... you have to pull the stator off and flip it over to see where the wires are attached to the condenser... and if I remember correctly, new condenser has wires attached... you don't solder to the condenser like on the older bikes.

Not sure what parts DEET used... if Yamaha OEM it would be unusual. OEM is like a ridiculous $30+ but still available. Ebay has OEM Yamaha in Yamaha package for half price sometimes.

If aftermarket part was used, it wouldn't surprise me that it failed... not that DEET didn't use what should be good parts... I've just seen newer condensers fail a lot more than it seems they used to.

Might just be me getting old though... you know the "back when I was a kid a condenser would cost 10 cents and last 100 years" thing. :haha
1963 YG1-T, 1965 MG1-T, Allstate 250, 1970 CT1b, 1971 R5, 1973 AT3MX, 1974 TS400L, 1975 RD350, 1976 DT175C, 1976 Husqvarna 250CR, 1981 DT175G, 1988 DT50, 1990 "Super" DT50, 1991 RT180, 2017 XT250
The following user(s) Liked this Post: Rick C., t-bone
Last edit: 13 Jun 2020 21:42 by MarkT.
13 Jun 2020 21:41 #62

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

  • Rick C.
  • Rick C.'s Avatar Topic Author
  • Offline
  • Platinum Member
  • Platinum Member
  • Posts: 1169
  • Likes received: 813

Replied by Rick C. on topic The Greenie

After Dave, Scott and myself chasing the timing all over the place, Checking voltage and ohms , using a dial indicator and ( Mark's ) light setup and then a meter.Doing the carb multiple times for a month.
Had a dream the other night. That the needle jet needle wasn't hooked up to the floats proper.


Did that at 3:14am.
So off comes the carb. The needle doesn't attach to the floats. Probably a good thing I had that dream... the base of the needle jet wasn't even finger tight ! Back together it got better revs but timing was still all wrong.

Checked out the bikes folder for the receipts for the points and Condenser type . Points were OEM... Condenser was a cheapo after market jobby.
Purchased for 5 bucks. ( Niche cycle part )
We won't go that route again.
OEM Condenser on the way here now.
22 Jun 2020 13:53 #63

This message has an attachment image.
Please log in or register to see it.

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

  • Rick C.
  • Rick C.'s Avatar Topic Author
  • Offline
  • Platinum Member
  • Platinum Member
  • Posts: 1169
  • Likes received: 813

Replied by Rick C. on topic The Greenie

Worked for a little while...



Once bitten, twice shy !
22 Jun 2020 14:01 #64

This message has an attachment image.
Please log in or register to see it.

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

  • Posts: 9454
  • Likes received: 5381

Replied by MarkT on topic The Greenie

Newly manufactured quality points and condensers are getting hard to find... anywhere... best is NOS and luckily Yamaha still seems to have some of them new.
1963 YG1-T, 1965 MG1-T, Allstate 250, 1970 CT1b, 1971 R5, 1973 AT3MX, 1974 TS400L, 1975 RD350, 1976 DT175C, 1976 Husqvarna 250CR, 1981 DT175G, 1988 DT50, 1990 "Super" DT50, 1991 RT180, 2017 XT250
22 Jun 2020 16:08 #65

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

  • Rick C.
  • Rick C.'s Avatar Topic Author
  • Offline
  • Platinum Member
  • Platinum Member
  • Posts: 1169
  • Likes received: 813

Replied by Rick C. on topic The Greenie

You Sir are correct ! You try to cheap out and save a little... come back to bite you.
Sending the whole enchilada to DEET for testing and diagnostics.
Thanks for all your help Mark !
22 Jun 2020 17:24 #66

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

  • Rick C.
  • Rick C.'s Avatar Topic Author
  • Offline
  • Platinum Member
  • Platinum Member
  • Posts: 1169
  • Likes received: 813

Replied by Rick C. on topic The Greenie

Got the new condenser, sent to DEET , came back
YEP.. the condenser.
Bike runs great now. Better than it should or what we tried to get it to run.
Thank you Mark for steering us in the correct area, AWESOME !!! , and thank you DEET for the super job that was done !!!!!! WAAY COOL !!!!
Bike runs like a Champ !!!!!
off to Gorman on Sunday to ride with T-Bone and his bikes.

Bike now kicks butt.
The following user(s) Liked this Post: MarkT, t-bone, swm, FrankC
02 Jul 2020 22:07 #67

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

  • Posts: 753
  • Likes received: 787

Replied by apex on topic The Greenie

Rick C. wrote: YEP.. the condenser.


Sacrifice that NICHE condenser! Burn it! Sledge it!
Allrighty Then
The following user(s) Liked this Post: Rick C., t-bone
02 Jul 2020 23:08 #68

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

  • Posts: 563
  • Likes received: 296

Replied by 2fishkev on topic The Greenie

Glad you got it resolved! It’s threads like this that make me read everything here. I file the info away for later. It’s the best place to learn. I think we should have a thread for what parts should be OEM sourced if at all possible. Hope you have some good riding.
The following user(s) Liked this Post: Rick C.
04 Jul 2020 05:16 #69

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

  • Rick C.
  • Rick C.'s Avatar Topic Author
  • Offline
  • Platinum Member
  • Platinum Member
  • Posts: 1169
  • Likes received: 813

Replied by Rick C. on topic The Greenie

Well, did a drag race in my hood against a 70' CT1 for a short burp. 4th gear for me on that CT,
The greenie kicked butt..
Hungry Valley run with T-Bone run showed it is a strong bike and we may have done something correctly to get it to scream now.
Bike is, " Tits " ...Can I say that ???? ( MODS ?? )



Thanks to all of your input and help for this project.
Runs perfect now and will be riding not just in my neighborhood.

Maybe more later on down the road on this project.
The following user(s) Liked this Post: Devin
Last edit: 07 Jul 2020 20:39 by Rick C..
07 Jul 2020 20:37 #70

This message has an attachment image.
Please log in or register to see it.

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Moderators: yamadminEnduronutMakotosunDEETVinnieDevinJames Hart