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1984 Honda vt 500 no spark rear cylinder

I have a 1984 Honda VT500 Ascot. Have no fire going to the plugs on the rear cylinder. Has 2 coils 1 for the front and one for the back cylinder. I can pull the plug on the front and test and it is firing but not the rear cylinder. I took a meter and tested the hot wire going into the front coil is hot. The hot wire feeding the 2nd coil is dead not voltage. It is a yellow wire and not sure where it should get the voltage from. It will crank and run but only has 1 cylinder working. @

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Hi, Fjames855 and the usual suspects are:
1. Fouled spark plugs.
2. Severely discharged or a damaged battery should have 12.5 volts or more and be able to pass a proper "LOAD" test if necessary, you may have a preliminary reading of 12.5 volts or more but little or zero amperage the battery is faulty and must be replaced, AGM batteries fail in this scenario more so than lead-acid batteries.
3. Check battery terminals for damage or corrosion, check the battery cables at "BOTH" ends for loose, corroded, or broken connectors, "INSIDE" and outside the cable harness, perform connector wiggle test and check cables with an ohmmeter if necessary.
4. Loose connection at ignition coil or plug between ignition sensor and module.
5. Spark plug cables in bad condition, shorting/leaking, spark plug cable connections loose check for spark leakage in the dark.
6. Faulty ignition coil or electronic control module.
7. Faulty pulse coil.
8. Faulty CKP, CMP, or BAS sensor.
9. Faulty ignition switch.
10. Faulty run/off switch
11. Tilt sensor needs a reset.
12. Security alarm failing to disarm needs reset
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If the spark appears to be weak only for the two front cylinders, then I would suggest checking the electrical connections for the ignition coils.
If the spark for the other two cylinders looks the same (yellow), then I'd suggest checking the compression on the non-functioning cylinders. A compression reading of 140~160PSI is what you're looking for. Low compression indicates internal engine damage - or could be from something relatively simple - like insufficient valve tappet clearance.

If the bike has been sitting for a long period of time, it could be that the carburetors are plugged up with fuel varnish. This can cause some cylinders to not run. A complete carb disassembly and clean-out will be needed.

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Testimonial: "thanks for that feed back . there is plenty of fuel and compression is non existant on front left and 80 psi on front right,I suspect cam wear????"

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SOURCE: 2000 honda 1100 shadow spirit. Rough idle, little power.

Replace the spark plug caps and try again. On Honda's the cap is often part of the wire (a dealer part) NGK makes some inexpensive plug caps about $5 each. They should OHM out to 5000 anything above or below and you need to replace them. This should fix the problem.

Posted on May 27, 2010

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Hi, Anonymous and the usual suspects are:
1. Fouled spark plugs.
2. Severely discharged or a damaged battery should have 12.5 volts or more and be able to pass a proper "LOAD" test if necessary, you may have a preliminary reading of 12.5 volts or more but little or zero amperage the battery is faulty and must be replaced, AGM batteries fail in this scenario more so than lead-acid batteries.
3. Check battery terminals for damage or corrosion, check the battery cables at "BOTH" ends for loose, corroded, or broken connectors, "INSIDE" and outside the cable harness, perform connector wiggle test and check cables with an ohmmeter if necessary.
4. Loose connection at ignition coil or plug between ignition sensor and module.
5. Spark plug cables in bad condition, shorting/leaking, spark plug cable connections loose check for spark leakage in the dark.
6. Faulty ignition coil or electronic control module.
7. Faulty pulse coil.
8. Faulty CKP, CMP, or BAS sensor.
9. Faulty ignition switch.
10. Faulty run/off switch
11. Tilt sensor needs a reset.
12. Security alarm failing to disarm needs reset
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