front cylinder doesn't fire
randygrein at comcast.net
Mon Aug 24 22:19:17 PDT 2009
So have I. (grin) That's why I tested a complete coil - different
wire, cap, everything. Same symptoms. What worries me is that there's
another connector somewhere else that could be loose, but after
checking the schematics I think that's unlikely and the problem is
right there at the coil. I'll check more later, getting ready for race
Randy Grein, WMRRA #141
On Aug 24, 2009, at 9:53 PM, Ernest Montague wrote:
> I've had bad plug wires ( cut them a half inch shorter and screwed
> them back on the post), bad low voltage lead caps at the coil, and
> bad coils.
> On Aug 24, 2009, at 9:48 PM, Randy Grein wrote:
>> 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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