Front Plug won't spark?

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Front Plug won't spark?

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Post by mcraeav » Tue Dec 21, 2010 9:48 pm

I just finished installing a Ebeyond 2000 electronic ignition on my 62 with an aftermarket single point breaker, which the points are now removed. Timed it and now only the rear plug sparks. So I swapped plug wires and still only the rear sparks. Even had another coil and tried it but same thing. I am just getting it back together after a total rebuild and ready to start it but thought I should check spark first and this is what I got.
Any one have any ideas, I am puzzled why just one side of the coil would spark.



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Re: Front Plug won't spark?

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Post by john HD » Tue Dec 21, 2010 10:17 pm

one of your plugs bad?

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Re: Front Plug won't spark?

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Post by mcraeav » Tue Dec 21, 2010 10:26 pm

I should have said, I tried the good plug on the side that won't spark and no luck.

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Re: Front Plug won't spark?

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Post by john HD » Tue Dec 21, 2010 11:59 pm

mark

was your bike originally wired for dual points/coils?

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Re: Front Plug won't spark?

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Post by mcraeav » Wed Dec 22, 2010 12:21 am

It was wired for single points and single coil.

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Re: Front Plug won't spark?

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Post by FlatHeadSix » Wed Dec 22, 2010 1:39 am

2 bad coils? Bad plug wire?

you're right, it doesn't make sense that half the coil is bad.

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Re: Front Plug won't spark?

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Post by mcraeav » Wed Dec 22, 2010 1:47 am

The one side of the coil sparks very strong and nothing on the other side.

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Re: Front Plug won't spark?

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Post by mcraeav » Thu Dec 23, 2010 12:13 am

Got it working;
I called Ed with EBeyond2000 and he said the gap between the rotor and electronic ignition should be about 15000/1 of an inch, mine was about 60000/1. After I adjusted the gap both plugs fire strong.

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Re: Front Plug won't spark?

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Post by Mark44 » Thu Dec 23, 2010 7:24 am

mcraeav wrote:Got it working;
I called Ed with EBeyond2000 and he said the gap between the rotor and electronic ignition should be about 15000/1 of an inch, mine was about 60000/1. After I adjusted the gap both plugs fire strong.
???
15000/1 of an inch? I'll bet you mean 15/1000" or .015"

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