Kill switch


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Nate1994
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Kill switch

Post by Nate1994 » Fri Mar 15, 2019 8:30 am



Hey all, and thanks in advance for the help. So I have a 1976 Honda Gl1000 with no spark. I already pulled the coils and it tested at primary 2.2 ohms on both and secondary 15.01ohms, which I think is ok. So when I put them back on I get 7votls on both coils. So I think it could be my kill switch. My kill switch has 9 wires coming out of it, which ones do I need to test to see if it’s grounding it the off spot and not the run spot? Side note I already replaced battery, solenoid, fuses, plug caps, ignition switch, and rebuilt carbs.



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Re: Kill switch

Post by DaveO430 » Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:32 am

Does it have points or has it been converted to electronic ignition? There is a ballast resistor before the coils so 7v might be normal.

Nate1994
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Re: Kill switch

Post by Nate1994 » Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:54 am

It has and Dyna electric ignition but I should be getting 12v at starting and I’m not.

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Re: Kill switch

Post by Nate1994 » Fri Mar 15, 2019 11:59 am

Update so it is the Black wire and the black/white wire from the kill switch. The kill switch is good. Where should I look next?

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Re: Kill switch

Post by dingdong » Sat Mar 16, 2019 9:11 am

There is a diode between the start button and the kill switch. Might be your problem. I'm not sure of it's physical location.
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Nate1994
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Re: Kill switch

Post by Nate1994 » Sat Mar 16, 2019 10:54 am

Yes I checked that with my multi meter and it said it was good. I think I found the problem. I have a bad fuse. The wired thing is it’s not blown or corroded. When I was looking at the fuse it was still intact and but slightly disconnected from one of the end caps. So it I push it together it still works. I’m going to get a new one tomorrow and I will let you know if it works.

Nate1994
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Re: Kill switch

Post by Nate1994 » Sat Mar 16, 2019 12:13 pm

Update! I changed the fuses and I now have spark on 3/4 but no spark on 1/2. I change the wires around and got a spark on 1/2. So the coils are good where should I look next?



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