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NO SPARK 05 gsx600f does not fire up.I pulled all the plugs grounded them and hit the start button. The bike turns over fine but there is no spark.Tachometer does not move when I try and start it.what could be going on?

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Most likely you have a CDI box failure. the easiest way to find out tho is take it to a dealer and have them run a diagnostic test, usually around 60$ find out whats wrong and depending on the problem have them fix it or tackle the issue yourself.

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Check the coil packs,there know for there faults,mainly the conecters to the coils

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