Join Date: May 2011
Location: New Orleans, LA
SlimVulcan, could you post the link to that conversation w/ poppiJ. I can't find it.
My 1985 VN700 started having a no fire issue on the front cylinder yesterday. Initially the tachometer worked fine, but today, it worked for a few minutes, then I saw it go to zero and does not work at all since. A new tachometer will cost me about $250+, a new front coil about $80. Is there an easy way to tell which is faulty. I did the tachometer test in Clymer's talking about a bare wire connecting the brown connectors and quickly tapping another bare lead from the female end of the black wire to the brown lead, but the tachometer did not move. According to Clymer's that means the tachometer is faulty, but some other posts have said the tachometer won't work if it's a faulty coil. I have limited mechanical/electrical experience, but have removed cleaned and rebuilt the carbs twice due to a flooding issue, and they seem to work fine now. Just when I thought I'd be out riding for good, this new "issue" arises. Any help is greatly appreciated in advance.