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2000 model Yamaha xl1200 has no spark. Im trying to decide…

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2000 model Yamaha xl1200...

2000 model Yamaha xl1200 has no spark. Im trying to decide if it is worth buying a cdi for instead of paying shop to spend hours diagnosing electrical.

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It will crank and has good compression. We already put the code in to reset the ecu

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The ski has been sitting for close to 4 years

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Marine Mechanic: Noel Schembri, Marine Technician replied 10 months ago
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Hello my name is ***** ***** I will assist you.

Ok prior to taking it at a shop or buying a CDI, I suggest you first try by checking the fuses and look for loose wires. Disconnect the kill switch and see if you have spark. Track the wires going to the CDI and be sure all connections are tight and no corrosion.
If tose are ok then, check the output voltage from the stator. When cranking it should be between 30-50 volts. IFinally if you have voltage there then it is a bad CDI.

If you require further assistance let me know.

Noel

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