If only it had 6th gear..
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: North of Boston
Hang in there Jeremy, these are decent bikes, yours is just needing some tlc. If it runs good when you get it going and rides well, I don't think you've got anything major to deal with. Does it act differently when cold? Considering that it starts when you put a boost on it leads me to the coils and/or pick ups. You're getting a spark obviously but it may not be a hot enough spark when you're cranking the starter. 1st buy a set of iridium plugs. People on here swear by them. Haven't got them myself yet but plan to next season. 2nd, There are some threads on here that talk about coil modifications, running the power to the coils right off the battery instead of the harness, and the pick up mod, changing the distance on the ignition pick ups to a closer tolerance. Both of these mods mention easier cold and hot starting and overall improvement in performance. Take a look in the electrical forums for those and others will jump in and help, there are a lot of good people on
Oh, it might be good to try and look at the spark your coil is putting out. Maybe in a garage or at night? It should be blue, not orange.
Last edited by DavesVulster; 08-21-2011 at 10:16 PM.