Dead Canam

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microliteRon
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Dead Canam

Post by microliteRon » Wed Oct 25, 2017 12:12 pm

Help wanted
I havent started my canam for a while( 14 months) so last Friday I got it out, emptied the tank of the little fuel that was in there and stripped the carb and cleaned it, put it back on, refuelled and it started first kick and ran for about 2 minutes then died.
It now wont start and there is defiantly NO spark, and fuel getting to the carb.
Have tried everything I can think off but still no spark
SO, where do I go from here without loosing the plot please.
Many Thanks
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250rider
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Re: Dead Canam

Post by 250rider » Wed Oct 25, 2017 4:31 pm

I'd start by (near the battery box) disconnecting the black wire (coming from the engine) from the red wire (going into the loom). That renders the ignition switch and kill switch disconnected from the ignition circuit and no matter what you then do with them they have no effect!

Try for a spark now.

If no spark and you've a device to measure resistance, at the female plug assembly that connects to the CDI unit;

Between the red and brown wires/terminals expect (being careful not to quote in too much detail) about 450-550 ohms.

Between the white (also where the black wire connects to the socket) and the brown wire expect about 55-67 ohms.

The manual quotes specific readings to expect but what I've suggested basically should indicate whether the 'charging' and 'trigger' coils are intact and I'd expect them to function.

If either not in that region give me a call. We've a dynamic rig to test the generator stator assembly and would be pleased to help. We've ignition spares too if anything needs replacing.

Should add that we are www.militarycan-am.co.uk in Warrington.

Paul.
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microliteRon
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Re: Dead Canam

Post by microliteRon » Thu Oct 26, 2017 2:04 pm

Thank you Paul for your speedy reply, I wont get to do that over the next couple of weekends due to work committments but I will let you know how I get on
Again, Many Thanks
Ron
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