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Billbakin
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no spark

Postby Billbakin » Tue Jan 07, 2014 10:05 pm



have a 1986 interstate and it has no spark on any of the four plugs im thinking that both igniters arnt bad but something else is the problem I have an electrical book on its way by mail but wondering yalls opinions where to start and what you think it is.... :oops:
when I push the starter button it just clicks and when I bump the cilanoid it justs cranks no spark .... those three yellow wires look to be in good shape but will prob get rid of as suggested in prior reading



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redial
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Re: no spark

Postby redial » Wed Jan 08, 2014 6:37 am

Have your battery load tested at your favourite auto shop where they do such things. That should tell you if the battery can deliver the torque and at the same time the spark to ignite the fuel. HTH
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Re: no spark

Postby dingdong » Wed Jan 08, 2014 8:29 am

What have you done to test for "no spark"?
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Billbakin
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Re: no spark

Postby Billbakin » Wed Jan 08, 2014 1:00 pm

I stuck a screwdriver in the plug wire a bumped the cilanoid ... No spark on front or back .... Had spark day before and would run on starting fluid but fuel pump was not working put on new fuel pump and then no spark ??? I'm sure it is unrelated ? Least I think it is .....

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Re: no spark

Postby ct1500 » Fri Jan 10, 2014 11:51 pm

Billbakin wrote:when I push the starter button it just clicks and when I bump the cilanoid it justs cranks no spark ....


No spark is likely due to ignition switch/wiring issues.
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Billbakin
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Re: no spark

Postby Billbakin » Sat Jan 18, 2014 3:02 pm

Well I put my test light on the yellow red striped wire at the starter relay and not hot took apart the switch and cleaned the contacts pushed the button and the headlight just goes out and starter doesn't try to engage ? Still no spark put the two screws for the run stop button together and still same result not sure what to check next or what is the problem? Any advise would be helpful

Billbakin
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Re: no spark

Postby Billbakin » Sat Jan 18, 2014 3:23 pm

Does that wire go from starter relay directly to the switch housing? Where is it "made hot" I figured in the relay and sends the hot to the switch ? Maybe the relays bad? Any one have a pic or an order that the spades go into the relay maybe I have them miked up ? Any help would be nice ....

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86pearlblue
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Re: no spark

Postby 86pearlblue » Sat Jan 18, 2014 10:12 pm

I have the shop manual for this bike which has wiring diagrams in the back. Be happy to send it along. Just PM me your e-mail address.

I believe there is a fuse in that circuit... have you checked your fuses? otherwise, from the sounds of your last posts, either your battery is shot, or you have a dead short in the circuit.




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