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I picked up a 1981 maxim xj650 at auction for 150 with only 24000 miles . they started it I bid and got it. after doing paper work went to get it and would not start.after a few minets of fidling the ignition switch fell apart. I replaced it with new one.all light lite up but wont start, I jump the starter and turn it over fine but now no spark.Please can some one help me

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Make sure you check the ignition fuse.
check handle bar run stop switch flip it back and forth its an old bike check your connections.

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there is not much difference between those 2 engines. they are the same cc and both are in-line 4 cylinders.

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