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Old 10-15-2012, 11:07 AM   #1
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I got spark! Once...

The last couple months I've been trying to get my 1976 Honda MT125 to spark. I has a new coil, new spark plugs, and I set the gap to factory spec. No spark. But then, I widened the gap, and it sparked once and I haven't been able make it spark again. The spark was blue.
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Old 10-15-2012, 11:09 AM   #2
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It may be your cdi.

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Old 10-15-2012, 02:42 PM   #3
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It may be your cdi.
Yes it could be, except for the fact that the bike is a old school coil, points, & condenser type ignition and it doesn't have a CDI. Been trying to help this guy on his other thread about trying to get this bike running but he's not answering questions.
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Old 10-17-2012, 08:19 AM   #4
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Yes it could be, except for the fact that the bike is a old school coil, points, & condenser type ignition and it doesn't have a CDI. Been trying to help this guy on his other thread about trying to get this bike running but he's not answering questions.
I was actually doubting my post, I was not actually sure if the bike had a cdi or not. Maybe someday he will respond, hopefully before the world ends .
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Old 10-17-2012, 08:09 PM   #5
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I was actually doubting my post, I was not actually sure if the bike had a cdi or not. Maybe someday he will respond, hopefully before the world ends .
He responded in a so, so way, but if you look at his profile you'll see that he's 16 years old, so we need to cut the kid some slack for even trying on his own.
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Old 10-18-2012, 01:49 PM   #6
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He responded in a so, so way, but if you look at his profile you'll see that he's 16 years old, so we need to cut the kid some slack for even trying on his own.
Reminds me of myself when i first started making threads, o well he will start responding quickly when he finds the subscribe button.
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Old 10-19-2012, 04:21 AM   #7
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Yes it could be, except for the fact that the bike is a old school coil, points, & condenser type ignition and it doesn't have a CDI. Been trying to help this guy on his other thread about trying to get this bike running but he's not answering questions.
This isn't correct for a 1976 Suzuki GT250. It has points, condenser and CDI.
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Old 10-19-2012, 03:21 PM   #8
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This isn't correct for a 1976 Suzuki GT250. It has points, condenser and CDI.
Perhaps that is true for a slowzuki but he has a HONDA for crying out loud, You could tell us what a 76 Ford pickup uses too and it would be about as much help.
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Old 10-19-2012, 03:51 PM   #9
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Perhaps that is true for a slowzuki but he has a HONDA for crying out loud, You could tell us what a 76 Ford pickup uses too and it would be about as much help.


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Old 10-20-2012, 12:39 AM   #10
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perhaps that is true for a slowzuki but he has a honda for crying out loud, you could tell us what a 76 ford pickup uses too and it would be about as much help.


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Old 10-20-2012, 12:19 PM   #11
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The last couple months I've been trying to get my 1976 Honda MT125 to spark. I has a new coil, new spark plugs, and I set the gap to factory spec. No spark. But then, I widened the gap, and it sparked once and I haven't been able make it spark again. The spark was blue.
i wonder what would happen if you changed the condenser. hmm........................
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Old 11-08-2012, 07:24 AM   #12
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Thanks, that's very helpful.
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Old 11-11-2012, 11:18 AM   #13
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She Ran! with help from my older (more experienced) brother, she ran. Not too well though, and we forgot to tighten the flywheel and sheered the key again. Ordering one now. When it did run though, it had some idle issues, and it would not stay running. I cant really describe it well because we only had it running a few times before the key sheared and now i have no spark. When i get it running again, ill mess with timing/idle/air/fuel mixture and describe it in more detail. I do have a few questions though. After the key sheared, I tried tightening the flywheel to see if i could get spark without the key. It looked like the flywheel was staying in place without the key, but i still didnt have spark. Is that still probably the key?
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Old 11-14-2012, 07:53 AM   #14
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She Ran! with help from my older (more experienced) brother, she ran. Not too well though, and we forgot to tighten the flywheel and sheered the key again. Ordering one now. When it did run though, it had some idle issues, and it would not stay running. I cant really describe it well because we only had it running a few times before the key sheared and now i have no spark. When i get it running again, ill mess with timing/idle/air/fuel mixture and describe it in more detail. I do have a few questions though. After the key sheared, I tried tightening the flywheel to see if i could get spark without the key. It looked like the flywheel was staying in place without the key, but i still didnt have spark. Is that still probably the key?
need the key to line the timing up. no key, not gonna spark at right time. i'm assuming you have not loosened the stator plate bolts. don't. not being a dick, but you don't have the tools or skill to properly time it. if you have a dial indicator and know the specs, go for it, otherwise, don't touch it.
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Old 11-14-2012, 10:44 AM   #15
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everything stainless said

no key = no bueno


If timing is off (like with no key) it may not want to kick over.. Had the timing off on my TY after the motor rebuild I eyeballed it on the work bench. It wanted to feel locked up and or kick back with authority...2 minutes with a dial indicator and a feeler gauge and it was purring.

buy the manual and repair it right before you screw the bike up.
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