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Odyssey FL350R / Re: Grinding into gear
« on: August 02, 2020, 09:25:37 AM »
The spinning clutch is what is causing it to grind. Once the belt breaks in, it may not be as bad. It does not really happen on a machine with an aftermarket clutch and higher engagement RPM. It is fairly normal otherwise.

Odyssey FL350R / Re: Not getting fuel
« on: August 02, 2020, 09:23:36 AM »
If the line to the crank case from the pump is leaking, or the crank seals have dried out and are leaking, no pulse will be provided to the pump to operate it. It would be good to check for those air leaks on a machine that has sat.

There is a picture of the pieces in the stock pump here:
The solid clear/white layer is the diaphragm. The two gaskets with round holes go on either side of that against the plate which connects to the crank case. The pulse from the crank cases moves the diaphragm back and forth. The other clear/white piece has the four flaps. They act as check valves, 2 in, 2 out. The other two gaskets go on either side of that. The springs fit in pockets in the plate that has the inlet and outlet of the pump on it, then check valve gasket, check valve membrane, check valve gasket,  diaphragm gasket, diaphragm, diaphragm gasket, pulse fitting plate. Wiring diagram is on 17-6. Green is ground so can use white or blue for power. If you want your lights on with brights vs dims, just try which one provides power. Don't exceed the power of the stock bulbs 25w I think off hand. You should be able to get some pretty bright lights with leds under 25w.

Odyssey FL250 / Re: 83 Honda Odyssey fl250
« on: January 14, 2020, 04:51:17 PM »
If you space the cylinder up, it will:
1. Lower compression and reduce power
2. Alter the port timing, possibly resulting in things like back fires

Odyssey FL350R / Re: Fl350 won't idle
« on: January 14, 2020, 04:48:35 PM »
You can connect a tach to the wire going to the coil. The tach has to be one that will read high enough RPM unless just using for idle. It also has to have a setting for a 2 cylinder engine. Many offer 4,6,8 setting. One that works with a 2 cyl 4 stroke will work for a single cylinder 2 stroke.

This says works with 1-12cyl.

Odyssey FL250 / Re: 83 Honda Odyssey fl250
« on: December 24, 2019, 05:53:45 PM »
What is the compression in PSI? The FL250 has a small pull rope spool. That does not give you much leverage. An FL350 is actually easier to pull over because the starter rope spool is larger.

Pilot FL400R / Re: *** 1989 Honda FL400 Pilot jetting question ***
« on: December 01, 2019, 10:59:31 AM »
Good to hear.

Pilot FL400R / Re: New FL400R owner
« on: December 01, 2019, 10:58:26 AM »
Text only format?

Odyssey FL250 / Re: Small oil leak after rebuild!
« on: December 01, 2019, 10:56:47 AM »
Sounds like you have a plan for what I would suggest. I would also look at if the oil is actually coming from the exhaust and making it's way there. There is very little oil behind the crank seals.

Odyssey FL250 / Re: FL250 Chain - reduction drive
« on: December 01, 2019, 10:53:38 AM »
I used the search at the top of this site. While forums are no longer en vogue, there is a vast amount of information here that I would not want to go away.

Pilot FL400R / Re: *** 1989 Honda FL400 Pilot jetting question ***
« on: November 24, 2019, 12:51:22 PM »
I was able to do it without removing anything other than loosening the carb to allow tilting it a bit.

Pilot FL400R / Re: *** 1989 Honda FL400 Pilot jetting question ***
« on: November 23, 2019, 08:12:35 PM »
You can get to it. The carb bowl drain is 17mm. It may help to loosen the clamps on carb to tilt it.

General Discussion / Re: *** Finally found a Honda FL 400 ***
« on: November 16, 2019, 10:49:15 AM »
That sounds familiar. There is probably an old post about it if you search. The FL350R is a different red. If the switch was made in '86 for the TRX, it would make sense to be the same for the Pilot.

Odyssey FL350R / Re: New FL350R owner - general questions
« on: November 10, 2019, 12:45:26 PM »
The 94C clutch is simple, reliable and less expensive. It is actually an inferior design than the stock clutch. However, out of the box will perform better due to a better calibration. The 102C is a similar design to the stock clutch in how it operates. Since it is more expensive, it was primarily used by racers and comes tuned for racing if ordered for the FL350R. You can use an uncalibrated 102C and tune in yourself. I personally use Heel Clicker arms in a 102C. They are tunable with various screw and washers. It also alters the shift curve to something not attainable with any other setup. It allows for a near stock engagement RPM without bogging off the line.

I run 32:1 with Maxima synthetic oil. If the carb jets are stock, I would suggest dropping the slow jet from a 52 down to a 45. That will improve throttle response. It will come off the line crisper. If anyone has dropped the main jet, you would need to bump that back up. Since the main jet can be changed without removing the carb, that often gets changed first even though not the one that should be changed.

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