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Are the two big wires on you’re solenoid wired correctly? The side with the live fuse should be connected to the battery
Please read all the previous posts, the starter solenoid is working fine, I am getting no spark from the plugs
 

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This is a bit strange , after reading through these posts again and looking at the wiring diagram , I see no illustration for the
ignition coils , or their wiring . Have you been able to verify that there is power to the coils ? It's kinda hard to get a spark without
power to them . And if power is getting to them , I'd consider checking the lead that is supposed to trigger the spark ( by opening the circuit),
and causing the collapse of the field in the coil and lead the corresponding spark down the plug leads through the cap to the plugs
and across the plug gap to ground . Peter
 

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This is a bit strange , after reading through these posts again and looking at the wiring diagram , I see no illustration for the
ignition coils , or their wiring . Have you been able to verify that there is power to the coils ? It's kinda hard to get a spark without
power to them . And if power is getting to them , I'd consider checking the lead that is supposed to trigger the spark ( by opening the circuit),
and causing the collapse of the field in the coil and lead the corresponding spark down the plug leads through the cap to the plugs
and across the plug gap to ground . Peter
there is power to the coils, i plan on further testing in the following days, i cannot confirm either that the coils are good, or they are receiving the proper trigger, thank you
 

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Okay, right coil is around .2-.3 ohms between the prongs, left coil is over 5 ohms, also not getting continuity through the spark plug wires
 

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This coil primary resistance check is only valid if the leads to the coil are disconnected .Then the plug leads will need
the ohms range on your multi-tester set to kilo-ohms , as the plug leads are typically ~5000 ohms and maybe more if
the plug cap is a resistor type . On some coil types you might have to remove the spark plug wire to test it , on others
they stay in the coil and can be tested from one of the coil leads to the plug cap . Hope this is understandable , Peter
 

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This coil primary resistance check is only valid if the leads to the coil are disconnected .Then the plug leads will need
the ohms range on your multi-tester set to kilo-ohms , as the plug leads are typically ~5000 ohms and maybe more if
the plug cap is a resistor type . On some coil types you might have to remove the spark plug wire to test it , on others
they stay in the coil and can be tested from one of the coil leads to the plug cap . Hope this is understandable , Peter
This is very understandable, the leads were indeed disconnected
 

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Well that's a bit strange then , most electronic ignition coils have the .2 to .3 ohms resistance , the 5 ohms is typical of points
ignition coils. So unless someone has exchanged coils from another bike , I'd say the high (5 Ohm) coil is possibly at fault . Peter
 

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Well, neither of them are giving spark, I was under the impression that ideal coil resistance for this model was
.5 to 1 ohm
 

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With many ohm meters , readings under 1 ohm are sometimes iffy , so I think your low readings are probably good . Not so sure about
the 5 ohm reading though . I'm not sure what is is responsible for cutting off the electrical flow to the coils , which causes the spark .
Is the "igniter" responsible for this ? Is there another page of the wiring diagram that shows the ignition coils and their wiring ? Peter
 

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With many ohm meters , readings under 1 ohm are sometimes iffy , so I think your low readings are probably good . Not so sure about
the 5 ohm reading though . I'm not sure what is is responsible for cutting off the electrical flow to the coils , which causes the spark .
Is the "igniter" responsible for this ? Is there another page of the wiring diagram that shows the ignition coils and their wiring ? Peter
@Moto-Uno,
@BigJoe84

Yes, the Igniter (CDI), triggered by the Crank Position Sensor (CPS), is responsible for the signal which breaks the voltage in the primary winding and induces the high-energy voltage from the secondary winding through the plug wire to the spark plug gap.

As I'm sure you're already aware, if there is a breakdown with any component in the circuit, a "no spark" or "weak spark" condition will result.

I've had to troubleshoot these issues myself (personally and helping out friends) - in almost every case, incremental component testing (including replacement with a known-good component to verify failure when continuity/resistance testing was inconclusive), was the only way to isolate the cause and make repair.

@BigJoe84

I've been following this post. You're on the right track! Keep at it, be patient and don't get discouraged... you'll get there!

Regards,
John (Coolfogman)
 

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@BigJoe84

Yes, the Igniter (CDI), triggered by the Crank Position Sensor (CPS), is responsible for the signal which breaks the voltage in the primary winding and induces the high-energy voltage from the secondary winding through the plug wire to the spark plug gap.

As I'm sure you're already aware, if there is a breakdown with any component in the circuit, a "no spark" or "weak spark" condition will result.

I've had to troubleshoot these issues myself (personally and helping out friends) - in almost every case, incremental component testing (including replacement with a known-good component to verify failure when continuity/resistance testing was inconclusive), was the only way to isolate the cause and make repair.

@BigJoe84

I've been following this post. You're on the right track! Keep at it, be patient and don't get discouraged... you'll get there!

Regards,
John (Coolfogman)
thanks a million pal, i''l post more progress/info wwhen the news coils arrive.
 

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Do these coils come with the integrated spark plug wiring to the caps? You still have power to the coils? The caps are okay? The ends of the plug wires from the coils are fresh?
 

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Do these coils come with the integrated spark plug wiring to the caps? You still have power to the coils? The caps are okay? The ends of the plug wires from the coils are fresh?
no integrated wiring, yes power to coils, what do you mean by okay and fresh?
 

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The ends of the wires that connect to the caps is what I mean by fresh. Clean connections. The odds are against both sides having the same issue. Do you know anyone with a similar bike and year that you could swap out the ignitor with?
 
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