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1985 Vulcan 700~ No Spark~

Hello! I am new to this forum and I could really use some help. I just bought a 700 Vulcan from a nice gentleman as/is. It has no spark. Before I start pulling things apart does anyone know of cronic problems with this year with loss of spark?
Any info on where I should start poking around? I have the Clymer manual so I am somewhat covered for what comes next.

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post #2 of 20 (permalink) Old 08-07-2011, 05:25 PM
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Hi and welcome. You're sure to find help here. Lot a great people on this site. A little more info, neither cylinder has a spark?
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Hello! I am new to this forum and I could really use some help. I just bought a 700 Vulcan from a nice gentleman as/is. It has no spark. Before I start pulling things apart does anyone know of cronic problems with this year with loss of spark?
Any info on where I should start poking around? I have the Clymer manual so I am somewhat covered for what comes next.

Thanks so much!
I have the same problem with my 85 vn 700 just got it as well. Mine has been sitting ten years. I also have done everything so far to get it turning over. Now it has no spark put new plug wires and plugs.

Now what? None of the four plugs give spark when to ground. Where should I start as well?
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You could do the pickup and ignition coil mods. Just to see. Its about $20 if i recall. Clean uour ihniyion switch s well. Do all the free or nearly free first.

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there could be a billion things causing no spark...

First have you checked that you have continuity through all the safety switches (Clutch, Side Stand, and Neutral Switches) and engine kill switch. If you have continuity in all the switches, check for power at the ignition control box black/white stripe wire, red/white stripe wire, and the red wire. If no power, but continuity through safety switches, and engine kill switch, then check continuity of the Junction/Fuse. Pin 14 is the common out put to the ignition control box, so put the black test lead here, and check for continuity on pins 16,12, and 15.
If all three wires have power move on to see if you are getting a reference signal from your pickup coils... on the ignition control box check that you have a flashing test light while cranking the engine on the solid black, and black/red wires. If no flashing lights while cranking, then check for broken wires or unplugged pickup coil connector. If test light flashes, make sure the Ignition coil Black, Green wires are flashing (front coil, rear coil)





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$5 bet that it's a safety switch, probably the kickstand. especially for 85-Vulcan since he had mice eating the wiring that or the igniter.
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$5 bet that it's a safety switch, probably the kickstand. especially for 85-Vulcan since he had mice eating the wiring that or the igniter.
And yes, It would be useful to know what area you're from, lots of us here and a few may be close enough to help.
i seriously doubt its the ICB unless something was hooked up backwards and fried it... in all the troubleshooting procedures, the very last thing to replace the ICB.. and its listed that way for a reason, most common problems first, and work back to the least common/more expensive parts. Remember KISS...
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