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Wont start getting weak orange spark

Head light does not come on until you cross jump silinoide I know that silniode is bad but it has'nt blown any fuses could igniter be bad I have no fire coming from coils my bike was running fine shut it down for 3 hours. went to start it and it blew the carb to intake hose off the left side. I changed the plugs and it started fine a little rough then just died cranked on it again for 1 1/2 min then changed the other two plugs it started and ran a little rough, it ran for 5 min then quit no sputtering just quit. tried to restart it and it just spins over wont start. so i put the plug to the head and cranked it and the spark was weak and orange could it be the coil and how can I test it

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  • martsbrain May 11, 2010

    you may just have blocked carbs



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Hi, Kinwin and the usual suspects are:
1. Fouled spark plugs.
2. Discharged battery, needs to be 12.5 volts or better and be able to pass a "LOAD" test, your battery may show 12.5 volts but has little or zero amps and must be replaced.
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 or CDI or electronic control module.
7. Faulty CKP, CMP, or BAS sensor.
8. Faulty ignition switch.
9. Tilt sensor needs a reset.
10. Security alarm failing to disarm needs reset
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hi, each lead has the specific number on it. if you do this correctly then they genrally give you an idea to where the sit in the coils( the way they bend :-) ) also i believe the coils are better off been attached to the frame once you are sure leads are in corect order and possitioned correctly in the coils.i just presumed the coils neaded earthing. make sure battery is pleny charged as a bad battery can just hinder. it is also very easy to flood the bike so just check the plugs again. if they are unusually wet then dry them off and try again . otherwise maybe try cleaning all electics.

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