Motorcycle question

Tiny
AJEP26OD
  • 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

Do you
have the same problem?
Yes
No
Thursday, June 7th, 2012 AT 4:10 PM

15 Replies

Tiny
SATURNTECH9
  • EXPERT
  • 30,281 POSTS

We dont have any info on motorcyles unless you have a shop manual your willing to share?

Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Thursday, June 7th, 2012 AT 4:25 PM
Tiny
AJEP26OD
  • MEMBER

Do you have any idea what this would be?

Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Thursday, June 7th, 2012 AT 4:31 PM
Tiny
SATURNTECH9
  • EXPERT
  • 30,281 POSTS

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.

Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Thursday, June 7th, 2012 AT 4:40 PM
Tiny
AJEP26OD
  • MEMBER

It is a kawasaki f7 175 1974

Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Thursday, June 7th, 2012 AT 4:41 PM
Tiny
SATURNTECH9
  • EXPERT
  • 30,281 POSTS

Never heard of that model do you have a good shop manual for it that has wiring diagrams etc?

Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Thursday, June 7th, 2012 AT 4:46 PM
Tiny
AJEP26OD
  • MEMBER

No I dont have anything for it

Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Thursday, June 7th, 2012 AT 4:48 PM
Tiny
CADIEMAN
  • MEMBER

Poss. Varnished carbs. Check the fuel. That its not bad or old. Check for spark as u kick it over.

Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Thursday, June 7th, 2012 AT 5:07 PM
Tiny
SATURNTECH9
  • EXPERT
  • 30,281 POSTS

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.

Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Thursday, June 7th, 2012 AT 5:08 PM
Tiny
SATURNTECH9
  • EXPERT
  • 30,281 POSTS

See above cadieman in the first post where the question starts it says no spark.

Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Thursday, June 7th, 2012 AT 5:10 PM
Tiny
CADIEMAN
  • MEMBER

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.

Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Thursday, June 7th, 2012 AT 5:25 PM

Please login or register to post a reply.

Other Switche Ignition Switch Key Questions