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Re: RD 50 with a twist
« Reply #195 on: September 01, 2019, 08:44:28 PM »
Peter popped over today and some simple wiring was needed before she could be started. But there appeared to be none at all. Took off the casing to reveal...





Nothing. No alternator/dynamo thing, points, nada. So now I need one of those...hey ho the fun never ends does it?

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Re: RD 50 with a twist
« Reply #196 on: September 01, 2019, 09:19:28 PM »
AW! MAN!  >:(  I was hoping to watch a vid of it running  :(

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Re: RD 50 with a twist
« Reply #197 on: September 01, 2019, 09:42:40 PM »
I am equally gutted!

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Rev 'em till they rattle

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Re: RD 50 with a twist
« Reply #199 on: September 01, 2019, 10:56:57 PM »
Thanks Peter. Can't afford that but I'm hoping the mate who sold me the engine has one somewhere...

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Re: RD 50 with a twist
« Reply #200 on: September 02, 2019, 10:05:23 AM »
Intent was as much to show what’s missing and needs to be found.
I won’t comment about the £35 !
Rev 'em till they rattle

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Re: RD 50 with a twist
« Reply #201 on: September 02, 2019, 09:36:47 PM »
The truck is just eating any money I make...and that stator has been sold...dammit.

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Re: RD 50 with a twist
« Reply #202 on: September 02, 2019, 11:19:46 PM »
I will keep my eyes open for you butt

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Re: RD 50 with a twist
« Reply #203 on: September 03, 2019, 10:26:03 PM »
Cheers Tony if you spot one let me know.

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Re: RD 50 with a twist
« Reply #204 on: September 20, 2019, 09:59:59 PM »
One magneto popped up on eBay for £50 but listed as spares only. So...I finished the tank today.





Still unsure what style of pinstripes I want to do though!




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Re: RD 50 with a twist
« Reply #205 on: October 07, 2019, 10:11:15 PM »
Huge thanks to Tractorman as this arrived today...



Then I saw these and at first thought they were self tapping screws...



Thankfully they are the screws to mount the generator on! And it fits perfectly.





So now I need to wire that in. Somehow lol. Next little job is to drill out the YPVS shock so the LC mounting pin will fit. Might need a new drill bit for that...but I do now have every item needed to get the bike running!


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Re: RD 50 with a twist
« Reply #206 on: October 07, 2019, 10:29:18 PM »
The positive wire from the coil connected to the wire from the points is all it needs to run Alex, but you will have to stall it to stop it.

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Re: RD 50 with a twist
« Reply #207 on: October 07, 2019, 10:32:17 PM »
Thanks Tony!

But how will I manage to stop that mighty engine? Must have at least 5 bhp there  :D

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Re: RD 50 with a twist
« Reply #208 on: October 07, 2019, 10:42:27 PM »
Hang on I am doubting myself now, how many wires from coil, and I notice just one wire from points plate.

If you turn the flywheel round at the point of cam (to open the points as quick as you can by hand) you should get a little spark from the points wire arced against the crankcase, if that's the case let me know.

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Re: RD 50 with a twist
« Reply #209 on: October 08, 2019, 12:50:03 PM »
Points plate, ignition coil condenser and points came off a Yamaha GT80 mini enduro. Basically a kiddies field bike. There was no ignition switch, just a kill switch. The lighting coil came off a FS1E or YG1F. The wires that are on that are of the correct colour for those bikes. If you have an ignition switch, I guess black wire goes to that for on and off, or maybe be live without it and earth wire to kill engine.