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Jeff Policky
Jeff Policky, Motorcycle Mechanic
Category: Motorcycle
Satisfied Customers: 2425
Experience:  Yamaha Gold, Suzuki Gold, Honda Bronze, Polaris Bronze, BRP
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I am ***** *****
, my bike stay all winter in the

Customer Question

hi steve , i am ***** *****
JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?
Customer: my bike stay all winter in the garage and and bad petcock leaking issu so far i changed the petcock and flush the oil from oil tank because was full of gas. but on the top of that i have no spark, and changed the coil pack, but still no spark
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Motorcycle
Expert:  Steve replied 1 year ago.

what is the MAKE, MODEL and YEAR of the motorcycle?

tell me everything you can.

Steve

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
883 sportster year 2000
Expert:  Steve replied 1 year ago.

measure the battery voltage under the following conditions:

- ignition OFF.

- ignition ON.

- with the start button depressed.

let me know what you find.

Steve

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
i get a jumper cable connected to the the battery
Expert:  Steve replied 1 year ago.

remove the jumper cable.

measure the battery voltage under the following conditions:

- ignition OFF.

- ignition ON.

- with the start button depressed.

let me know what you find.

Steve

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
i have a spark plug off the engine and on the ground to check spark and nothing
Expert:  Steve replied 1 year ago.

measure the battery voltage under the following conditions:

- ignition OFF.

- ignition ON.

- with the start button depressed.

let me know what you find.

Steve

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
i dont have a voltmeter here , but voltage wont be the issue with a jumper cable on top off the battery
Expert:  Steve replied 1 year ago.

that is incorrect.

if you cannot provide voltage measurements, I can't help you.

there are any number of reasons for a NO SPARK condition.

a systematic approach to troubleshooting is the only reasonable way to determine why you have no spark.

measure the battery voltage under the following conditions:

- ignition OFF.

- ignition ON.

- with the start button depressed.

let me know what you find.

Steve

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
ok tanks steve but that doesn't help me at all,and of course i'm not satisfied.
Expert:  Steve replied 1 year ago.

you didn't give me any usable information.

there is no way for me to help you.

if you can find a way to make the voltage measurements, get back to me and we can continue.

Steve