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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-04-2012, 12:49 PM Thread Starter
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Bike wont start.

Ok guru's, here it is. I pulled my spark plug from the rear left cylinder and laid it on the frame for a ground. (no spark when trying to start). I then took my voltmeter, red lead to plug wire, black lead to battery ground, (no spark). then i put a screw driver in plug wire and held on to bike,(no cussing). I did this for all Plug wires (still no cussing).
But, when I test current to the coil controller under the front of the tank I get 12.8 volts, before attempting to start.

Is the a ECM issue or a module issue.

Please help this is my wifes bike and I need some peace.

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-04-2012, 05:18 PM
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My guess is the pickup coil isn't telling the coil to fire. Side note: if you put the lead of your meter on the plug wire you'll likely blow it unless you have one designed for that kind of voltage. Sorry if you already know but meters are expensive so just trying to help out. Does sound like your coil is ok and waiting to be told to fire though. I'm sure others will jump in to help ya. Good luck


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Make sure the ground wires from the battery batt(-) to the frame and engine are clean and making good electrical contact.

Check the connectors of the ignitor IC, and make sure they are both clean and pushed all the way in.

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Or just go the whole hog and clean all electical connections just to start with and see if that helps any plus make sure the battery is good.
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