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

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
  • ajep26od
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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
  • saturntech9
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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
  • ajep26od
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It is a kawasaki f7 175 1974

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Thursday, June 7th, 2012 AT 4:41 PM
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  • saturntech9
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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
  • ajep26od
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No I dont have anything for it

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Thursday, June 7th, 2012 AT 4:48 PM
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  • cadieman
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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
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  • saturntech9
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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
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  • saturntech9
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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
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  • cadieman
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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

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