Motorcycle question

Tiny
AJEP26OD
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  • 1974 ALL OTHER MAKES ALL OTHER MODELS
  • 4,200 MILES
I have a old motorcycle, and when I kick start it, it does not spark, then I turn off the key and it sparks one time. Not sure what it is
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Thursday, June 7th, 2012 AT 4:10 PM

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Tiny
SATURNTECH9
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We dont have any info on motorcyles unless you have a shop manual your willing to share?
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Thursday, June 7th, 2012 AT 4:25 PM
Tiny
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Do you have any idea what this would be?
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Thursday, June 7th, 2012 AT 4:31 PM
Tiny
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Without a service manual it would be tough to say along with some testing/trouble shooting etc. Also knowing what kind of motor cycle it is.
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Thursday, June 7th, 2012 AT 4:40 PM
Tiny
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It is a kawasaki f7 175 1974
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Thursday, June 7th, 2012 AT 4:41 PM
Tiny
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Never heard of that model do you have a good shop manual for it that has wiring diagrams etc?
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Thursday, June 7th, 2012 AT 4:46 PM
Tiny
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No I dont have anything for it
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Thursday, June 7th, 2012 AT 4:48 PM
Tiny
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Poss. Varnished carbs. Check the fuel. That its not bad or old. Check for spark as u kick it over.
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Thursday, June 7th, 2012 AT 5:07 PM
Tiny
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If I were you I would invest in a good shop manual thats the first thing I would do. All motor cycles I have bought I have always bought a shop manual for them.
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Thursday, June 7th, 2012 AT 5:08 PM
Tiny
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See above cadieman in the first post where the question starts it says no spark.
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Thursday, June 7th, 2012 AT 5:10 PM
Tiny
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Then he needs to check the coil for power to it. Sounds like a bad coil pack. Check the voltage at the coil with the key on.
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Thursday, June 7th, 2012 AT 5:25 PM
Tiny
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I turn off the key and it sparke once?
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Thursday, June 7th, 2012 AT 5:27 PM
Tiny
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A lot of motor cycles dont use a battery ignition system its a two stroke engine.I have a honda cr250 that doesnt use a battery at all. This is a endro bike so it could use the battery only for lights?Thats why I suggest getting a good shop manual unless you know this bike and know it has a battery ignition?Otherwise best advice is to get a good repair manual and we can go from there.
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Thursday, June 7th, 2012 AT 5:44 PM
Tiny
AJEP26OD
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Yes I turn off the key and the spark plug sparks once without doing anything. When I have the key on and kick start it, it wont do anything. I have not been able to find a manual for this.
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Thursday, June 7th, 2012 AT 7:39 PM
Tiny
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You didnt look too hard didnt take me long to find this one that covers your bike.If you look then might even have cd verison that is easy to post info on here.

http://www.auto-repair-manuals.com/Kawasaki-1966-2001-Rotary-Valve-80-350cc-Clymer-Service-Repair-Maintenance-Manual.html
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Thursday, June 7th, 2012 AT 8:20 PM
Tiny
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That is too hard to tell what the problem is for sure. The best thing is to consult your user manual or the bike manufacturers for assistance. I however advice you not to ride the motorcycle until you figure out what the problem is. It is better to address the problem first than to take risks.
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Wednesday, February 6th, 2013 AT 12:46 PM

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