What would it look like if your coils were bad?
Still fighting w/ my bike. It's been good for a ride or two and then back to hesitating. Am planning on revisiting the whole jetting thing, but I'm wondering if it could be something else altogether, something intermittent.
Today on the way home from lunch I was going along fine when one cylinder just DIED. No sound out that side, power cut in half, and as soon as I pulled in the clutch the other died. I thought I was stranded. I waited a minute and then tried to start it. It cranked and cranked. It did not start. I put the choke full on and it started to sputter. I kept cranking and it started and ran fine again?!
Then in the way back to work it did about the same thing, killing at a stoplight. This time it started back up again w/out putting the choke on.
Seriously, what the heck? I know my spark plugs and wires are good. I think my CDI is OK. My carbs and petcock are clean. The jets and a/f screw may need tweaking, but one whole cylinder should not be dying!
Are the coils the same or is there a front and rear one? I have half a mind to get another one and put it in for the one on the jug that died (front cylinder) and just see if it stays the same.
But anyway, what would my symptoms be if my coils were failing or intermittent? What else could it be, still?
I have to be honest, with the 1500 sitting there looking glorious I'm starting to have thoughts of parting out my 750 to fund it. I'm not ready to give up yet, but I'm formulating a backup plan, that's for sure!
Current VN: 03 VN1600A
Past VNs: 92 VN750A, 98 VN1500A
Future VN: 94/97 VN1500A basketcase/bobber