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My 1996 vulcan 1500 cranks but will not start. It is getting fuel in the carb. where do i check for spark and where is the coil.

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Ok buddy you need to find the plug on top off cylinders take it out with a socket and ratchet and then hold the wire with the plug in the end against the engine and start the bike and see if you can see a spark if not replace the plug still no spark email me through here 

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