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).
Re: No Spark at plugs on my 2000 Honda Valkyrie GL1500 C...
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.
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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.
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.
First check battery connections...
then check Ignition fuse
then check your interlocks...in neutral, sidestand up....kill switch to RUN...also try using clutch in case the neutral switch is not grounding the starter circuit properly.
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.
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.
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.