The no spark XR-650L

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:

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

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?

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

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

Dave[/quote

I'll give it a try.

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:<

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

Dave

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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