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Coils won't fire 12 volts both sides what grounds them so they will fire

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Im not familliar with this bike, but it sounds like the coils are powered from the positive battery, and the igniter module provides the ground signal to fire the coils. check ignition fuse and then check igniter module. maybe this may help.

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