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Old 02-17-2013, 04:26 PM   #1
Mendodave OP
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Joined: May 2005
Location: North Coast California, M/C Heaven!
Oddometer: 949
No spark in Tehachapi

Hey all

I am on the way home from a quick desert ride to Lake Havasu...I was trying to get home before the storms hit in Nor Cal on Tuesday, but I am stuck here in Tehachapi.

I was running really low on gas due to headwinds and high speeds, so I thought it was just out of gas...the bike died as I was pulling off Hwy 58 to tank up. I pushed it to the gas station, filled it up, and it won't start. Cranks fine, battery fine, lights all fine, not one spark.

I put an aftermarket coil that was on another bike, that could be it. I've got about 5k miles on that coil, but dunno what else it could be. Naturally I have no spark plug wrench the size I need.

This is my R80G/S

It looks like a Uhaul home.

Ran great all the way here!

I pushed it to the La Quinta Inn and am consulting my internet buddies while drinking a grain beverage...thankful I am not out in the Mojave

MSF RiderCoach
'81 R80G/S 'Moby'
'82 CT110 "Postie'
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