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No fire from coil

1980 sposter hd does't have fire out of coil or plugs. sylenoid changed still nothing

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The magneto may be rusty and has no continuity. This is under a round plate on the underside of the engine. 2 screws. the magneto is just as it sounds . Its a magnet that spines around past an armature, this generates the electricity for the bike. The magnets must be clean . You can use double 00 steal wool or 100 grit sand paper to clean them up. Be sure to blow out any dust or pices of wool out , be for replacing the cover. I hope this will get you sparking DFD

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