1982 Z50R Condenser size

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  1. ugmold

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    I picked up a really beat 1984 Z50R recently and bought new points and condenser from 4into1.com. The engine numbers actually came up as an 82 (if it makes a difference) I pulled out the old and installed the new and found the condenser is smaller, the barrel doesn't reach long enough to fit in the hole in the case. I contacted 4into1, they said they have never had this problem. I have spark, but don't want to leave this in there unsecured. Where can I get the correct condenser, the new points seem ok.

    Here is an image of what DRATV says the size should be, which is roughly what the one is I bought from 4into1.
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    Here is a Pic of the condenser I took out (large) next to the new one small.
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  3. OLD CT

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    No worries. They will both work for you, large and small as you removed the longer version off the bike. The smaller one will just clear a Mitsu 4 speed style ignition. The larger one will not work on a Mitsu 4 speed. It's secure if the screw is tight. I'm sure I have the long version new if you want to change it, I wouldn't worry.
     
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  4. ugmold

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    Thanks Old CT, I think what I am worried about is the only thing securing it is the screw on the mount arm, I'm also not sure the felt pad will make contact to the flywheel. So are all the Z50's Hitachi? Thanks.
     
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    What you do is ''try'' to get the felt positioned however you can to rub the points cam. It usually loses contact anyway as it is a crude setup. The best you can do is ''lightly'' lube the cam when the flywheel is off and try to get the felt to rub the cam if you can.
     
  6. ugmold

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    I also thought of taping some card stock around the barrel to extend it into the hole...cheesy.
    I'd rather get the one the fits of course.
     

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