bike sat for awhile before I bought it. I was told it was ridden last fall.
changed oil cold knowing I would do it again with a warm engine.
checked connections but you know how that can go.
checked continuity on the things in the manual.
kill switch, ignition button, magnito seem okay in terms of continuity.
not sure how to check stator, was told I needed to check peak voltage.
primary coil above spark plug should be .08-.10, I get .00.
secondary coil is in spec.
(if my terms are correct the primary is the two prongs at the top of the coil and secondary is the top of the coil connected to where the top of the spark plug enters)
Then, I did something and got spark (don't know what).
put it back together and it started right up first kick.
shut it off after awhile and it started first kick four times.
put it in gear holding clutch in and it jumped forward and stalled.
started it again and it did the same thing.
now I am back at the beginning with no spark and primary coil reading .00.
Does this sound like a bad coil and problems with the clutch plates for having sat for so long?
Also, pulling in the clutch seems to have no effect. I can not roll the bike with the clutch pulled in and the bike in gear. I have tried adjusting it at the handlebar lever, no change.
I might have multiple problems here and may just have to take it to the shop but I am trying to avoid the $80/hr they would charge me if this is something I am able to fix myself. Thanks in advance, Todd.
Edited by Hof, March 16, 2011 - 05:54 PM.