Question about Motorcycles
Bike has no spark. It was being ridden when it just shut off. Spark plug is good. How do I test the coil, ign , etc.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
The voltage on the coils is present except at the instant of firing. The interruption of the voltage is what causes the coil to fire. The cdi box is what causes the voltage interruption.
The interruption is very hard to detect. You are not the first to be stymied by that box. If you have access to an oscilloscope, I think you can see the pulse if it occurs.
Posted on Jun 15, 2009
SOURCE: No spark
Check the side stand kill switch if your bike has one. It kills the engine so that you don’t start out with the side stand down. If broken or out of adjustment, it would kill the spark. Check for a broken wire at the side stand switch and coupler. Try moving the kill switch by hand. If that doesn’t work then wire a jumper around the switch to bypass it. Check the fuses. How good is the battery? Try a jump start from your car battery. Is the handlebar kill switch on? Check the operation of the ignition switch and all kill switches with a volt ohmmeter. Install new spark plug.
If that doesn't do it, check the wiring harness. Did a wire come unplugged? Are all wires clean and with solid connections? Any abraded or pinched wires? Is the bike in neutral and the neutral light is lit up? If no neutral light, check the neutral switch and neutral switch wire on center casing. If still no spark, get CDI system and coils checked at the dealers shop. You can screw up a CDI unit checking it yourself.
Posted on Jun 18, 2009
a four stroke will pop and backfire under decelleration when it is lean, or not enough fuel. (Jetting too small in the carburator) But, look at the spark plug for color, white is too lean, black is too rich, and chocolate is just right. Make sure the air filter is good and clean. And lastly... have the valves been adjusted?
Posted on Jul 31, 2009
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