- Mar 1, 2007
Thanks to all of you who gave me advise on My 74 850 Commando. I finally solved the starting problem. I purchased a brand new pazon sure fire ignition from Map in Florida. I wired it in corrrectly and the trigger wires were soldered to the plate ABSOLUTELY CORRECTLY so watch out if you purchase one of these systems. The instructions clealy state that if you get the trigger wires switched it will retard the spark and make it hard if not impossible to start. That is what mine was doing. The factory error caused me to pull my hair out for a week and many lost hours trying to solve the problem. Thanks God I did not pull the timing cover to check my chain link count. I did however pull and clean the carbs twice. Anyway on suspicion I decided to reverse the wires on the plate to the opposite color code as per instructions.. This plate is by the way CLEARLY marked and any idiot could not get it wrong. Whoever assembled the Pazon at the factory got the trigger wires switched inside the sealed unit. After I put the wires on in reverse of their clear instructions the Damn thing started first kick. Boy Howdy am I pissed and they will hear from me on Monday--Not Map but Pazon------Do you guys think I should now send the unit back for another or is this just an unfortunate screw-up at the factory??? I do wonder if they got everything else corrrect??? It timed out just fine at 28 degrees BTDC 4000 RPM. I warmed it up to op temp and re tightened the pipes. I then took it up and down my long street for a test run. It is running great. I let it cool down for several hours and have re-torqued the head. It was geting dark but I did get in a few hard blasts to seat the rings. I seated my buddies top end last year the same way by loading it up pretty hard and then backing off the throttle to seat the rings. His is still running like a bat out of hell with no smoking so I prefer this method of break in for about 20 miles and then change the oil. Question is should I return the Pazon for another or jut keep it and assume it was just a bit of bad luck and all is well now??? It seems to be running fine----Thanks for any further advise and maybe I can keeep someone my age (53) from having a coronary from kicking the living shit out of their bike to no avail due to a color code switch from the factory. I do intend to make them very aware of the misshap-------Mark C.