Question about 2004 Honda Valkyrie Rune

1 Answer

No Spark at plugs on my 2000 Honda Valkyrie GL1500 C (60,000 mi)

Starter works fine, and I've ruled out all the related switches, i.e. kill switch, starter switch, kickstantd switch.

Checked all fuses and wiring connections

There are 3 seperate coils to the bike so I've ruled those out, just for now, because I just can't see them all failing at once.

I replace the brushes on and cleaned up the altenator.

I also tried purchasing a new ignition module, Dynatek 3000, and it has not made a difference. Although, on the Dynatek, I'm not getting the start up LED flash that I'm supposed to be getting when I first turn the ignition on. ( I'm thinking the issue may some how tied to the ICS but not sure. I guess the unit could be bad but it is a replacement......Dynatek has no info for me yet).

Another thing I have noticed is that my battery voltage may be a volt low, 12.2 Volts verses the 13 plus a specified in the manual. This seems like a stretch though. ( Just an FYI on this, the voltage being fed the Dynatech, when the ignition is on, is 2.3 volts. I'm not sure what it is sopposed to be?? I gues if it's not enough it could be of some type of impact, I'm just not up to speed on these type of issues).

Any ideas???

Posted by on

  • joe May 11, 2010

    are you sure fuel is getting to the plugs? if you crank the starter for a bit, then remove a spark plug, is it wet or dry? if dry, then gas is not getting to the cylinder.


1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.


    An expert who has answered 20 questions.


    An expert that hasĀ over 10 points.


    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 2 times.

  • Contributor
  • 24 Answers

Based on this, have you checked the ignition switch? these have multiple output wires on some bikes, and sometimes just one may fail, allowing the appearance of things lighting up, but no ignition. far as the voltage comment, you will never have over 12 volts until it is running (alternator must be turning). the 2.3 volts doesnt sound right though, but i cant be certain without study of the diagram. i would call that a clue. maybe it will help.

Posted on Sep 06, 2009

1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

I have no spark on my honda rancher 350, how do I fix it?

Check... points, coil, magneto, switch, kill switch, neutral safety switch.

Aug 10, 2014 | Big Gun Evo Utility S/o Honda Rancher 350...

1 Answer

Light comes on but wont start

first check the fuse, if good turn switch on jump starter,if it works you need new starter

Apr 05, 2014 | 1998 Honda F6 C Valkyrie

2 Answers

99 valkyrie will start but I have to push starter button two or three times before it will start.I have tighten everthing up,new battary.

Either you have a defective starter button in the right switch assembly. Take the right switch assembly apart and clean the starter button mechanism. Inspect the button for burning or melting. If damaged replace the right switch assembly. You may have a burnt or corroded contact bar in your starter solenoid. In this case you will have to replace the starter solenoid assembly. Or one last possibility, if you hold the starter button and hear the solenoid click then (while still holding the starter button) gently tap on the starter with a plastic hammer. If this tapping on the starter causes it to start spinning then you need to install a new set of starter brushes into the starter.

Sep 17, 2011 | 1999 Honda F6 C Valkyrie

1 Answer

My bike won't start(lights light ,horn works push starter button nothing no power to spark plugs ??? i belive one of the starter interlocks must be stuck in an open position possibly?

Hey, When that happened to me I took the bike half apart and it ended up being the Kill switch. Try rocking it back and forth also if you have contact cleaner flood the switch and let it dry then give it a light spray of wd-40. also check the start switch to be sure it is making contact,bike is in Neutral and the kick stand switch is also working.

Jul 07, 2011 | 2000 Honda Valkyrie Interstate

1 Answer

My 2000 Honda Valkyrie won't start. Replaced the battery, replaced the starter button assembly (whole right side switch assembly) with a new part directly from Honda. When I turn the key everything turns...

First check battery connections...
then check Ignition fuse
then check your neutral, sidestand up....kill switch to RUN...also try using clutch in case the neutral switch is not grounding the starter circuit properly.

Apr 01, 2011 | 2000 Honda F6 C Valkyrie

1 Answer

Honda valkyrie tourer year is 2000. problem is no headlight or spotslights ,,,I did checked the fuse and its ok.

You probably have a bad starter button. It is a two position switch. Push it in half way and it turns off the headlight. Push it in all the way and it powers the starter solenoid. If the button is dirty or broken your headlight wont work. Try cleaning the button. if it needs to be replaced you will have to replace the whole right switch assembly. The spot lights not working depends on how the mechanic wired them into the system. If they were wired to the headlight power source , I believe it was done correctly. Never attach accessories directly to the battery . It bypasses the voltage regulator and wil damage your battery through overcharging.

Dec 28, 2010 | 2000 Honda Valkyrie Interstate

1 Answer

Starter button switch keeps going bad.

If you are running more power than the stock headlamp (60w/55w) or have highway lamps tied into the headlight circuit, you are probably overloading the starter button switch. The headlamp circuit runs through the starter button, and excess current causes the contacts to get hot and sink into the plastic switch housing.

Jun 14, 2010 | 2000 Honda F6 C Valkyrie

2 Answers

2004 Honda VTX1300. Won't fire. Thought it might be out of gas, put two gallons in it. Tried to start it with the choke open and closed. Kill switch is on. Any suggestions? Battery is good, lights,...

Have you checked the spark at the spark plugs?
How this is done is take a spare spark plug that is known to be good. Pull the spark plug boot off and install the spare plug in the boot and lay it on part of the engine to get a ground. Know try and start the bike and see if there is any spark coming from the spare plug. Do this to every plug and remember to put the cap back on the plug after you test that plug. If there is spark then that rule out ignition. Now check out the fuel delivery. You say you have a couple gallons of gas in the tank. That's good!
1st check the petcock and make sure that it is not plugged buy removing the fuel line and putting it on PRI setting. This means Priming the carbs or injectors with gas. If that is OK put the line back on and check the fuel filter witch should be under the gas tank and see if it is plugged. 2nd check the fuel pump to see if it is working. How to test this is remove the fuel line from the pump that goes to the carb or injector and turn the bike on but do not try to start. The pump should squirt gas out as you turn the key on. If it checks out OK then it has to be something with the carbs/injectors. Just got to try a process of aliamation. Just remember Air-Fuel-Spark=Bang. Hope this helps out. Please let me know how it works out.

Oct 16, 2009 | 2003 Honda VTX 1300 Retro

Not finding what you are looking for?
2004 Honda Valkyrie Rune Logo

470 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Honda Experts

Arnie Burke
Arnie Burke

Level 3 Expert

4514 Answers


Level 3 Expert

74269 Answers

Gino Cussen
Gino Cussen

Level 2 Expert

216 Answers

Are you a Honda Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides