The no spark XR-650L


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  • Fishthumper

Posted February 26, 2007 - 09:56 PM

#1

Guys I have a 1999 XR-650L today is the second time i've had a problem with it. the problem started about three weeks ago and now again today. As I was cleaning my wheels getting ready for a trip to baja I squirted some water on the bike but mainly around the rims cleaning all the crud off with simple green, as I went to start it no dice? don't know if anyone has had this problem before if you have can you please explain what the hell is going on? I check for spark and no gusto. I would really hate to be 650 miles south of the border with this kind of drama!! thanks in advance. Steve the Fish-thumper:banghead:

  • XR650L_Dave

Posted February 27, 2007 - 08:45 AM

#2

1st to check- bypass all safeties by attaching both wires that go to the clutch lever switch to ground.

2nd- spark p[lug boot resistor.

3rd- CDI? have you been having it shut down on you, but will restart immedeately, or soon?

Dave

  • Fishthumper

Posted February 27, 2007 - 08:25 PM

#3

Today I check the coil to see if it had current going to it and nothing. and I also check the factory run/off switch by un-plugging the two wires red/blk and blk/wht and no luck. just for the hell of it I check the oil level and seen it was half way down and thought maybe it has an oil sensor that kick in. pop a fresh plug on the boot and grounded it on the head to see if I had a spark and no luck? good thing I have a frig full of coors light but even this crap is making me not want to power one down.
oh yeah by passing the clutch wires am i to disco them completly or tie them together?

  • XR650L_Dave

Posted February 28, 2007 - 08:49 AM

#4

Today I check the coil to see if it had current going to it and nothing. and I also check the factory run/off switch by un-plugging the two wires red/blk and blk/wht and no luck. just for the hell of it I check the oil level and seen it was half way down and thought maybe it has an oil sensor that kick in. pop a fresh plug on the boot and grounded it on the head to see if I had a spark and no luck? good thing I have a frig full of coors light but even this crap is making me not want to power one down.
oh yeah by passing the clutch wires am i to disco them completly or tie them together?



Connect them both to ground. Tie together and ground that, or each one sep., no diff.

Dave

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  • Fishthumper

Posted February 28, 2007 - 12:58 PM

#5

[quote name='XR650L_Dave']Connect them both to ground. Tie together and ground that, or each one sep., no diff.

Dave[/QUOTE
I'll give it a try.

  • Fishthumper

Posted February 28, 2007 - 08:22 PM

#6

O.k. Dave I just figured this crap out!!!! the shift lever safety switch was out of adjustment by a bit I tried what you told me and no luck, I pulled the kick stand up and pulled the clutch lever in and nothing, so I told me friend what was going on and he told me that he had a similar problem a while ago and he advised me to disco the switch and see if that works, so what i did is just put the tranny in first gear and then switch it back to neutral and it fired right up!! so just to test it I turned the bike off and put my foot down on the shifter as if i was going to shift it and it did not start. all done so thanks for the help. so friggin glad because i almost went to buy a CDI from the dealer for $139 bucks if you ever come to Cali we will go down to Baja. Steve:<

  • XR650L_Dave

Posted March 01, 2007 - 09:00 AM

#7

Steve, not sure what you just said, but cool that its running!

Dave

  • Fishthumper

Posted March 01, 2007 - 05:14 PM

#8

Dave the problem was the shifter safety switch I did not even know it had one but thanks for the help.





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