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TOPIC: Interesting Issue with no spark DT360

Interesting Issue with no spark DT360 14 Jun 2019 17:32 #1

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Hey everyone! So since I got my bike running I have done some cosmetic work and in that time somehow the spark has left it. There are a couple of things that may have caused problems but I can't seem to nail down the exact issue. So since it last had spark, it rained a little and since the bike was outside it seems that some things got wet.

Firstly the ignition coil got a little wet since the tank was not on, so I tested the resistance on it and it looked like it was bad, so I replaced it. Also unfortunately water found its way into the magneto cover (I have a points system). So I drained the water, aired it out and made sure everything was dry. Upon testing the voltage coming out of the magneto I was getting around 2.5 - 3 volts which I believe is normal.

Now hooking up the magneto back to the ignition coil there is still no spark. Seeing this I tried replacing the spark plug and even the plug cap but still no spark. I am very confused but there must be something that I am missing, any ideas?

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Interesting Issue with no spark DT360 14 Jun 2019 19:51 #2

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The moisture may have left a film of corrosion on the points contacts.
Run a bit of fine sandpaper between them and then a clean cloth.
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