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Sometimes she sparks, most of the time nothing .

My 86 zx1000r has been a real costly pain. the left coil for cyl # 2,3 does not spark. ive moved it to the right side and it sparks. the right coil did not spark on the left side. so I know the coil is good. ive tried a different cdi, pulse coils,and even the main harness at the same time and yet no spark. I have to walk away or something is getting tore up, Im no ******* and this is a problem ive read from other zx owners that have replaced coils and wires and no change so i started else where and now im here,,, any help thanks, Brian

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  • Brian Mellott Jun 26, 2009

    sorry no points its all electronic but like i stated ive replaced the pulse coils or pickup modules and cdi and then tried a different harness, i appreciate the help

  • Brian Mellott Jun 29, 2009

    check this out, Iwas playing around and put my old cdi on and it sparked off the way it should till I lightly tapped the cdi. no spark after, put the other cdi on and it sparked on the right but not leftwhen the engine stopped cranking it still sparked three or four times. i think i got a bum cdi or cdi's. lol ......



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Just a long shot but have you checked the stator it spilts the fire from coil to coil or cylinder to cylinder you probally need to do a resitance test on both sides of the stator to see if there the same i hate to see you spend more money but if you have done eveything u said thats the only thing left and since u said sometimes my money is on the stator

Posted on Jun 27, 2009

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    thomas foster Jun 30, 2009

    i still think u have a ground or stater problem it sounds like its been sitting and buildin up so when you tried it it sparked they will do that.... buy a stator if it doesnt work you can sell it on ebay for what u got in it before you do it check all your ground all of them frame electrical coils battery everthing but my money is still on the stator


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Let me just ask, Does this machine have points? If so, The sonsor cand and will prevent high voltage failur.

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    Ned C Cook Jun 26, 2009

    My error,, should have seen the CDI.

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    Ned C Cook Jun 26, 2009

    tHE MORE THOUGHT i GIVE THIS. tHE HEAVIER i PONDER AND LEAN TOWARDS A BAD GROUND,OOPSsoryy bout that. Ok, No doubt your battery is grounded to your frame, correct? and the engine is grounded to the frame? The intensity of a spark is based on sipply and demand. The store up energy within the coil makes every effort to fuuly discharge on command across the spark plug gap. In order for the apark to have a solid assurance to jump that gap, the grounding of tha park plug has to be good, The wider the gap the harder the spark has to jump. If the coil hasn't the energy to discharge that much energy, it either not try or find another way. So, back to the ground.. The engine is suspended on vibration isolators and those make poor grds. The engine has to ground in a round about way, pedals gears, shafts, etc. Which in reality a poor grd. Try grounding your engine directlt to the battery, You can test the spark by a test wire from the spar plug to the battery negative. Plug out and in plug wire and test lead from the base of the spark plug tang away from the center electrode so it has to leap the gap. If your spark is hotter, The ground is the problem. Good luck. Ned

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    Ned C Cook Jun 29, 2009

    when you tap on the componant, are you causing a grounding or breaking a ground? Those units are usually sealed snd unless it was overheated, should not have any kiise or movable parts. Will it still spark if the unit is held away ftom the bike?? try to insulat it s mouting in case its leaking underneath.



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