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Refuse to.. I have a bmw r 1200 that quit running about 2 years ago, its been passed around the family (all non-mechanics) trying to get it going again. Here's what happend: Driving on blue Ridge Pkwy my nephew rode through a puddle, the bike quit and hasn't started since. It ran great (considering it's years and miles) prior to the puddle. Everything seems to work fine except the plugs don't spark. new plugs have been installed, the coils have been checked by a bike shop, the regulator and rectifiers have been replaced, even replaced the kill switch and all fuses. I have gone through all wiring and connections for shorts, could not find any. When I put a meter on the points (with ignition and stop switch in "on" position) it reads 12.5V when I hit the starter button it the volts drop to around 10. What am I failing to do, any suggestions will be appreciated, I really want to be the one that gets this thing running agian. thanks, any suggestions will be appreciated.

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Have you put a meter on the primary wire going to the coils? The coils can check out fine, but if you're not supplying voltage to the primary side, you'll get no spark out the other side.

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