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No spark I have a XR 200 1980 Honda that is a good old bike that is ridden on farms etc. I have all electrics and some spares and producing no spark. I need to know what ohms on the coils I need to measure. The CDI seems ok as the pulse breaker. How do you measure or check the CDI block (5 wires) 1. power 2+3 CDI pulse, 4 earth and 5. kill switch plus supply to the coil. I assume the coil is ok as I do not measure any volts on the coil supply. Well! what to buy or what to check? Thanks Dennis

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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.

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