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My zephyr 1100 has no spark at the plugs. The bike has been parked up for a few months - it ran fine before then. The battery is showing 12.5v and all other electrics work. I disconnected the side stand switch and joined the wires still no spark. However I put a multimeter across the two wires and got a reading of 0.45v. I was expecting 12.5v surely this cant be right. I checked the switch on the front brake and got 12.5v. Should the side stand switch wiring give a reading on a multimeter of 12.5v? If so how to remedy the problem? Thanks in advance cam

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Im not sure of the exact wiring , but the side switch doesnt cut the motor in neutral, so it loops through the neutral light.
You said front brake switch has 12 v, this is correct.
There is another switch on the clutch, which also works in conjunction with the side stand.
I would be checking the ignition and kill switches

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