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1983 Honda VT 500 FT Ascot no spark

Not getting enough spark to start it. What could be wrong @

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SOURCE: 1982-1983 Honda FT500 ASCOT Factory

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SOURCE: Need owners manual and tool kit for 1984 Honda Ascot VT 500

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