Front cylinder not firing, resolution
afm199 at earthlink.net
Sun Sep 6 19:37:49 PDT 2009
I have had the same coil problem twice, once when it got oiled from the
breather and once when it expanded.
Same symptoms too.
On Sep 6, 2009, at 7:23 PM, Randy Grein wrote:
> Lately my procedure when stymied on anything is to set it aside until
> later - conditions change, I have time to think about the problem,
> better advice comes in, whatever. This time it was a combination -
> decent light helped, and I had time to think about recommendations.
> For those just joining us (and those with short-term memory loss) my
> streetbike suddenly dropped the front cylinder. No water involved, no
> recent work, and it wasn't a part-time failure, although it would
> sometimes fire above 3-4000 rpm, farting and belching. It HAD to be
> electrical in nature but changing the coil, plug or even the black box
> didn't help. I just couldn't find it first time around and that's
> where the light came in. The positive coil lead felt funny, but seemed
> to hang on well enough. But looking at the connector showed it was
> expanded quite a bit, and it seemed the plastic exterior was actually
> holding the end to the terminal. Crimping it down provided an instant,
> consistent spark, and after a bit of work to get past a bit of
> flooding it runs fine again!
> Thanks to everyone for suggestions and moral support.
> Randy Grein, WMRRA #141
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