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My honda 1100 seems to have weak red fire to plug

My 1992 honda 1100 seems to have weak red fire to plug and fouling plugs. Looking for possible cause.

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Check the coil and the plug wire see if and there is crossion in the boot and if it doubt replace the coil wire first. Be sure your battery voltste is up and then if you have a problem test the primary side and secondary wire side of the coil. if there is to much resistance replace the coil. Also check the coil for loose wires at the coil and the wire feed for the coil on oppiste end.

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