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Old 03-22-2008, 11:54 PM
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Default Re: Trouble shooting the bicycle engine that won't start

If you have no spark on the wire when it is out of the bike you have an electrical problem. If if sparks when the plug is grounded it is something else and the clutch is a good place to start looking.

Try this before you do anything else... Unhook the kill switch. those things are notorious.. then see if you have spark. That is the easiest place to start.

then check to make sure your plug wire is making good contact with the cdi. Mine didn't at first. It it isn't either of those check your plug to be sure it isn't dead. Those are all easy to check before you go trying to figure out the cdi or magneto.
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