Electrical help with 1985 1200 on a 84

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Electrical help with 1985 1200 on a 84

Post by mvrchota »

Bought a bike from a guy that gave up trying to do a 85 on a 84 swap, he thought it would be plug and go and gave up when it wasn't.

I have most of the wire connected, it turns over just fine, but won't fire.

So my first question is, does anyone see any issues with a swap like this?

Second question is, if it turns over but won't fire. Any idea what I am missing to be connected? I got the pulse generator connected so I am assuming that it is not the problem.

Any input is greatly appreciated! Thank you in advance.

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Re: Electrical help with 1985 1200 on a 84

Post by twocams »

Is that none of the plug wires will fire? 2 coils 2 plug wires to each & 2 electrical wires to each. Is the pules gen. working?

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Re: Electrical help with 1985 1200 on a 84

Post by virgilmobile »

In other words...is there any spark at the plugs?
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