Posted December 17, 2000 - 03:09 PM
started misfiring on me a month ago & i haven't ridden it since. so i stripped & blew out the carb.
no spark. we tried tow starting it. not a sausage, diddly squeek.
checked all connections. plug not even overly wet. just no spark. idea's please.
Posted December 17, 2000 - 03:59 PM
Posted December 17, 2000 - 05:18 PM
It seems that Clark and some others have experienced this or similar. Had to do with the spark plug lead.
Yse Boits steps and you should find it.
86TT225, 98CR80, 99WR, WR timing, throttle stop trimmed, air box lid removed, White Bros head pipe, silencer and air filter. Odometer and headlight removed. Moose hand and mud guards. YZ stock tank and IMS seat. Renthal Jimmy Button "highs" and Renthal Soft half waffle grips. AMA, SETRA.
Posted December 17, 2000 - 06:17 PM
Posted December 17, 2000 - 08:51 PM
I just re-read the posts and this may be what Boit is describing.
Check out the 2nd to the last post in the topic titled "Carb setup--what do you think?" There's a little more detail about this subject.
[This message has been edited by Rich in Orlando (edited 12-17-2000).]
Posted December 17, 2000 - 09:59 PM
I think you've scared off the KTM guys 'cause I was expecting to see some serious flaming on this one
Posted December 17, 2000 - 10:25 PM
Posted December 17, 2000 - 11:21 PM
Originally posted by Taffy:
...plug not even overly wet. just no spark. idea's please.
Have you tried with a new plug? I've noticed that even good looking plugs might not give sparks.
Posted December 18, 2000 - 08:17 AM
nothing under common faults is jumping up to bite me is it!
the reason i might not have had my ass kicked by ktm riders is coz we don't know what's wrong with it. just the mere fact that it doesn't start doesn't mean yamaha made a mistake.
anyway if i dish it out i expect to take it!
i'll hopefully get a mate to swap some bits over & we'll see.
it was a new plug just for this. old or new-no spark. don't forget i towed it without so much as a stutter. tried it against the pipe/head/everywhere it aint there. kill switch looked good. i haven't done the full blown multi meter test yet.