front cylinder doesn't fire
randygrein at comcast.net
Mon Aug 24 21:48:47 PDT 2009
Yup - It fails the classic external spark plug test - use a spare
plug, ground it against the engine and look for the spark. It's dark
now so I repeated and discovered one of the leads was loose. It helped
when I tightened that connector up (with pliers) but still no spark
until about 2000 rpm. At least I'm onto something; I'll have to check
a number of connections to make sure they're tight, and maybe replace
the sparkplug cap.
Yes, sometimes talking about a problem leads to the solution...
Randy Grein, WMRRA #141
On Aug 24, 2009, at 9:32 PM, zoran wrote:
> you sure it is spark missing?
> Zoran Vujasinovic
> Twin Works Factory
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Randy Grein" <randygrein at comcast.net
> To: "SV List" <SV650 at micapeak.com>
> Sent: Monday, August 24, 2009 9:29 PM
> Subject: front cylinder doesn't fire
>> Hardly the first time I've dealt with this, but before I could
>> always count on it being the cap, wire or coil - or some weird
>> combination of the three, and intermittent to boot. It will light
>> once the motor gets to about 5 grand (making for a HELL of a
>> transition) but otherwise nothing. I grabbed a spare coil and
>> plug, still nothing. Unless the mounting bracket needs to be
>> grounded ( getting it out is a bitch with all the cables there, I
>> just plugged the new one in to test) I'm out of ideas. Anyone?
>> Oh, this is my street ride - '02, stock stock stock, about 30k on
>> the clock. It was riding fine, then dead.
>> Randy Grein, WMRRA #141
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