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CB92 solenoid

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G-Man Member
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Re: CB92 solenoid

Post by G-Man » Sat Aug 25, 2018 2:31 am

Is that a 6v solenoid?

There may be some other 6v electric start bikes but I cannot think of any. Maybe an early dream?

Guerini7 wrote:I am looking for a starter solenoid for a CB92. David Silver ans CMSL both say item is no longer available. E Bay offers some rather dubious items. Any ideas where I might source one?
Many thanks in advance.
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Post by Seadog » Sat Aug 25, 2018 6:46 am

Is this the right one? Voltage isn’t specified. A bit pricey, but new. ... SwEotZ16gt

I believe that Ohio Cycle has them too.

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Post by rrietman » Mon Sep 03, 2018 11:21 pm

If the solenoid is clicking and the starter isn't spinning then----low battery, or bad starter, or bad starter clutch. CA95 parts will interchange here. how long has it been since the starter has run? the bearings can crud up with old grease and prevent initial run up.
don't give up on that CB92. wonderfull machine.
currently working on two. one rider (loaded with CYB stuff) and one that needs some love.
Good luck

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Post by AlanW » Wed Sep 05, 2018 4:41 pm

Have you tried turning it turn over with the kickstart, take the plugs out first.

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Post by honda brian » Thu Sep 06, 2018 4:12 am

Hi mate, I was wondering how many replies you want to a question? I count three for this one. If your engine will not turn over due to it being stuck or seized, then no amount of persuasion with electric starting will turn it over.
If the engine turns over with the kick starter or via engaging a gear and rotating the rear wheel, you should check that solenoid is suppling power (via the heavy starter cables to the starter motor)when the solenoid clicks. You can use a voltmeter or just a globe in a holder to check this. If there is power through the "thick" cables, then it's most likely to be a starter motor issue.
You can also by-pass all of the starting electrical circuit to check the starter by supplying direct electrical power to the terminal on the starter via a starter cable, and touching the earth side of the battery to your engine using another starter cable. If it doesn't spin over you have a starter fault.
If you want to get rid of the bike, I know somebody who would love it.
Cheers, Brian.

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