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Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Gaithersburg, MD
IC Ignitor questions
I'm being told by my repair shop that the front cylinder on my 96 VN750 is not firing, and they believe the ignitor, or as they called it, the ECM, is not functioning properly. New one is $400. Before I authorize the work, I have a couple of concerns and questions.
1) Is it really possible for the ignitor to be bad at only 6,000 miles? For background, the bike was left outdoors by PO #1, and then sat unused in the garage of PO #2 for about 4 years.
2) Prior to dropping off the bike I had been getting a Hz reading off the front coil. If the ignitor was truly bad, would it still be possible to get a reading off of the front coil?
3) If the Ignitor really IS bad, are there other/better replacement options besides the OEM ignitor?
4) Is it a fairly easy replacement? If so, I may as well order it and do the work myself.
Pete in Gaithersburg, MD
1996, 6,000 miles
Relocated R/R, Corbin seat, Plexifairing III, Sunpro Voltmeter, Sears MF.
Xelement X840 Saddlebags