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No spark quit suddenly - 1985 Honda GL 1200 Interstate Gold Wing

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  • preynold Mar 08, 2009

    Thanks so much for your help it turned out to be the main fuse that goes to the coil

  • jrr998 May 11, 2010

    Was the bike running and then stopped? Is there no spark at any of the four cylinders? If the engine quits when hot, but will restart after cooling, it sounds like a pulse generator. If the engine won't fire when when starting cold, check your battery and cables. Low battery voltage won't allow a good spark. Provide some more info please.


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You can call them pulse generators or crank position sensors either way they are most likely the cause of your problem last I knew they are still available from Honda

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Just got it --started right up ran a few minutes then quit. Added gas-- no help--changed spark plug -- no help.Help!!!!

Take the spark plug out, reconnect it to the wire and lay it on the motor. now turn it on and look for the spark to show. No spark, no power. Do you have battery power going to the coil? From there it should go to the spark plug. If not, the coil is bad.

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Sudden stall then no spark

Hi, Chad and the usual suspects are:
1. Fouled spark plugs.
2. Severely discharged or a damaged battery, should have 12.5 volts or better and be able to pass a load test if necessary.
3. Check battery terminals for damage or corrosion, check the battery cables at "BOTH" ends for loose, corroded, or broken connectors, "INSIDE" and outside the cable harness, perform connector wiggle test and check cables with an ohmmeter if necessary.
4. Loose connection at ignition coil or plug between ignition sensor and module.
5. Spark plug cables in bad condition, shorting / leaking, spark plug cable connections loose, check for spark leakage in the dark.
6. Faulty ignition coil, pick up coil, trigger coil or CDI box testing needs to be checked with an ohmmeter at 70 degrees Fahrenheit
7. Faulty safety switches clutch, kickstand, neutral, off/on etc.
8. Faulty ignition switch.
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1999 sportster. lose spark while riding. cranks but won't start. let it set for 10 or 15 minutes and it fires up. one time i ride 3 miles, next time i might ride 20 miles. next time i may ride for 2 or 3...

It sounds like you may have a problem with your electronic ignition system or the crank position sensor. Here's a way to find out which it is. Stop by an electronic supply shop like Radio Shack or somewhere like that. Purchase a small can of "Component Cooler" and put it in your saddlebag or tool kit bag. The next time your bike suddenly quits on you, check for spark. If you have none, shoot a bit of the "component cooler" on the electronic ignition box and try to start the bike. Try this two or three times. If that doesn't help, try the same thing with the cam position sensor. If it does no good, then your problem is not temperature related.

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1st thing you need to do is see if the spark plugs have spark.Remove a spark plug,put the plug wire back on the plug, ground the spark plug to the engine ( lay on a bolt) turn bike on push start button check plug for spark.If it has spark then you have a fuel problem.Hope this help let me know what you find

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I have Aquin 250cc. I bought it not going. I got it going and it ran for a week, but stopped all of a sudden. it has spark and petrol is getting to the carbs. Have by passed the kick stand switch, but still nothing. Can you help.

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Start by...try another plug?
see that the coil wire that goes to the plug is clean, and not damaged or torn. If you have a kill switch, unplug it. (The harness usually has connectors about a foot and a half away from the switch)

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No spark when hot 84 goldwing

hay there i wood have a look at the ignion coil frist then check the pic up coils these have that afect wen faulty . next id be look ing at the igniter box but these are a bit hard to test

May 31, 2009 | 1985 Honda GL 1200 Interstate Gold Wing

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