Question about 2000 Bajaj Chetak 150
I tried to start my scooter after storing it for the winter. It hit a few licks, then nothing. I removed the sparkplug and grounded the shell, and could not get the engine to produce a spark across the electrodes with the ignition on and by turning the engine. And, no, the engine kill switch did not get accidentally turned on. What would be the likely culprit?
Hi JKells, No spark is probably either the coil or the CDI. CDI is the Capacitor Discharge Ignition unit. This is located beneath the battery-side cowl, forward of the battery. It is a black box about half the size of a cigarette pack, with two wire harnesses that plug into two seperate terminals. It mounts in a rubber sleeve to protect it from vibration. To test the CDI you will need an electrical multi-tester, cheap from Radio Shack, Home Depot, Lowes, local hardware store, etc. Multitester must have Resistance Mode, or Ohms setting. Hit Argo USA website, Technical page for resistance values chart. Kind of self-explains how to run test. Some values will probably show normal, others may be all over the map. If all values show in-range, aim for coil. This is assuming you have replaced the spark plug, (with Champion L87YC). Possible also, may not have good contact through ignition (key) switch/engine kill switch. Be sure battery is strong, if weak it will crank engine, but not have enough amperage to also power ignition. Hit me back, Good Luck. Ratchet,,,Sqream Scooter Club.
Posted on Mar 30, 2009
The cdi box is lookin pretty guilty to me.
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