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Turns over but does not start, brand new battery, cb900

Customer Question

turns over but does not start
JA: Have you checked the battery, particularly the terminal connections? Are they corroded?
Customer: brand new battery
JA: What is the model/year of your motorcycle?
Customer: cb900 honda 1982
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: been sitting for 1 month battery dead new battery turns over fine bot does not even try to start
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: no
Submitted: 12 months ago.
Category: Motorcycle
Customer: replied 12 months ago.
pulled a speak plug turned engine over no spark and plug dry
Expert:  Louie replied 12 months ago.

Hi and welcome to JustAnswer,

Thank you for the question and your patience. Should you still need assistance for information purposes only...

Initially, proposed preliminary tests (if have not been done):

  • presence of IGN+12V on the ignition coils and to the spark units;
  • pulsating low voltage between the 2 wires of each pulse generator when attempting to start;
  • and higher pulsating to the ignition coils.

And consider draining/replacing the fuel as well as cleaning the fuel path.

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