Front cylinder not firing, resolution

Randy Grein randygrein at
Mon Sep 7 10:48:07 PDT 2009

Well, not the wire itself but the connector. And yes, I do have a  
small amount of concern - either it was set this way a while back and  
it eventually shifted enough to allow it to float on the blade without  
connecting or road vibration gradually caused it to expand and loosen  
up. The former isn't very likely, but the latter is worrisome.

Important thing is that I can ride to work again! I was beginning to  
have nightmares about being forever bikeless....
Randy Grein, WMRRA #141

On Sep 6, 2009, at 7:35 PM, Chris Burgess wrote:

> Glad you found it.  Do you have any concern that the wire failed  
> internally?
> On Sun, Sep 6, 2009 at 7:23 PM, Randy Grein <randygrein at>  
> wrote:
>> 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!

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