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Poor spark,what should the ohms reading be for the ignition pulse generator,exciter coil and ignition coil resistance be for a1988 xr 600.

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Tem my briggs portable generator has no spark it appears ignition coil has failed. Items checked. disconnected kill wire to coil, disconnected oil sensor wire no spark this will be the 2nd coil

Test the coil electrically
A digital multimeter is required for testing the resistance levels of the ignition coil. The terminals of the coil are going to be marked "negative" and "positive," and these are the two points where the resistance of primary winding can be measured. Step 1: Prepare the multimeter
To check a 12 volt coil, set the multimeter to at least a 200 Ohms setting. Attach both leads of the meter to the coil-terminals with black to the negative terminal and red to the positive one.
Step 2: Test the resistance
The normal, acceptable range for a standard 12-volt car is 1.5 to 1.7 Ohms. See if the reading is within this range.
Step 3: Test the secondary coil resistance
Set the meter to 20K Ohm setting, and attach the leads to the ignition coil's center terminal. The reading for secondary-coil resistance should be 11, because if it is lower

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Why is my 97 Honda 4 wheeler not getting fire

There are three items that are connected together needed to create spark on your 1997 Honda 4-wheeler, regardless of which model it is.
Before we go through a checklist of these three important parts, look for a black wire with a white stripe that runs to the ignition switch and kill button from the CDI box. Disconnect this wire before it gets to the ignition switch and kill button, then check for spark. The most likely cause is a broken kill switch on the handlebar, or shorted ignition switch. Such a condition grounds this wire and kills the spark.
If this test did not restore the spark, continue reading...
Here is what is required to create a spark.

First, the alternator has one coil which generates a high voltage--about 125 Volts AC for the CDI ignitor box.

Second, there is a pulse voltage generated once every revolution of the engine that goes to the CDI box. This pulse causes the CDI to dump its stored energy from the 125 volt line into the primary of the ignition coil.

Third, If the two connections of the wire that runs from the CDI to the Coil are BOTH SHINY clean, the ignition coil will generate a spark.

If any one of these 3 don't happen, the spark will go away. Of these three, item 3 -- one or two tarnished and/or dirty connectors -- is the most likely cause. Just an added resistance of 0.3 Ohms or more in the CDI to Coil connections will cause the ignition to fail. No other wires have to be this clean.

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I have a 1977 yamaha 440 exciter snowmobile with intermittent spark. The switch has 3 positions, off, on, and lights. i have checked it with an ohm meter and it appears to open. But I am confused...

If you are experiencing an intermittent spark, you may be having problems with the magneto / coil (ignition module) or CDI box if so equipped- that produces the pulses of high voltage for the spark plug; you may have damaged spark plug wires that are shorting out- check the resistance (using the Ohms setting on a multi meter) on the wires; and check to see if your ignition module is producing a strong spark...check the resistance on the primary & secondary coil. Or you can use an in-line spark tester- the tester is inexpensive and you can buy it at any diy auto parts supplier.

Mar 11, 2014 | Motorcycles

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No spark

check pulse generators first, i found one burnt and one was open on my 87 hurricane 600. Ohm the wires out for opens or low ohm readings readings,they should be about 400ohms or more. if thats good then check out spark unit..if thats good then check to see if coils wires are getting 12v. Then if that is good check resistance of primary and secondary plug wires. or just replace them anyway and that one less thing to worry about. you have new plugs and wires. it can only really be the coils or pulse generator. hope this get you in the ballpark can iget a helpful on this thanks but if i helped you fix it by checking the pulse generators i'd like a very helpful, appreciate!

Apr 10, 2010 | 1987 Honda CBR 1000 F

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Theres no spark in my spark plug on my trail boss 330 2004

I would start by checking your coils, the primary resistance should read 0.5 ohms the coil secondary resistance ( spark plug removed) 6400 ohms then if thats good check thepulse coil air gap 0.016 to 0.030 inch and the pulse coil resistance white/red to white 522 ohms and white/red to ground inifinity ohms and your spark plug cap resistance 5000 ohms. In the mix of all this I would also check that all the connections are tight. Good luck.

Mar 26, 2010 | Polaris ATV

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No spark on spark plug how to check ignator coil and pulse generator

To check the ignition coil, unplug the wires going to it and check the resistance with an ohm meter. There are two parts of it to check, the primary and secondary circuits. The primary circuit is the low voltage side where the black and green wires from the harness attach. The resistance through this part of the coil should be between 0.16 and 0.19 ohms. Check the secondary side by measuring the resistance between the spark plug lead and the primary side where the green wire was attached. The resistance there should be between 3.69 and 4.51 ohms.
The resistance through the pulse generator, as measured between the two wires that come from it, should be between 468 and 572 ohms.
Generally, the various components of the ignition system are very trouble free. If you're not getting spark to the spark plug, be sure to check all of the bike's wire harness and connectors for corrosion, melted connectors, broken wires, etc.

Nov 22, 2009 | 2003 Honda XR 650 L

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Have juice to the coil,but no there a sencor on the motor,if there isn't any oil in the motor ,it won't fire?

There's no oil sensor on your XR600's engine. If you aren't getting spark at the spark plug, check all of the bike's electrical connections for corrosion. Physically unplug each one and look for discoloration, melted connectors, etc., and scrape away any corrosion. Spray each with some WD-40 upon reassembly. Eliminate the kill button as a culprit by leaving it unplugged and check for spark.
If this fails to cure the problem, then one of the components that make up the ignition system are bad: CDI unit, pulse generator, alternator, or ignition coil.

Nov 20, 2009 | 1986 Honda XR 600 R

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I have a 1984 Honda X200R and it's not getting a

Hi and welcome to FixYa,

On Asian versions of an 84 Honda XR200R, the CDI unit has six wires:
  • blue/yellow - pulse generator
  • black - to ignition coil
  • black/white - engine stop switch;
  • green - ground;
  • green/white - pulse generator
  • black/red - exciter/charging coil at stator.

The ignition coil has 2 wires:
  • green - ground;
  • black - to CDI

Good luck and thank you for asking FixYa.

Nov 11, 2009 | 1985 Honda XR 250 R

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Runs good but makes no power. Checked capacitor and diodes the exciter coil does not read shorted to frame but the resistance between the 2 leads is only a little over 1 ohm. What should the exciter coil...

The resistance is quite low.

Search Google for method using two 150 watt bulbs in series between your generator and utility power to recharge the rotor residual magnetism soo it will start generating again.

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Oct 23, 2009 | Coleman Electrical Supplies

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85 xr 600 wont start appears to have no spark had my little boy hold the spark plug while i kicked it over and he just got a tickle thinking coil,cid module or pulse generator thanks Luke

yes buddy it the coil not making a strong enough spark say its only making 1000volts insead off 15000volts example hope this helped buddy

Sep 17, 2009 | 1985 Honda XR 600 R

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