changed wiring-now wont start

thanks for all the great help i've recieved previously from this forum--I have a batavus regency--ran ok but nothing but the back brake light worked(which was on constantly)--so I reconnected the wires as i think they shoud go and noticed the back tail light bulb is burned out so i bypassed the bulb straight to ground--I get a spark from the plug but the thing wont start at all--again-ran fine before I messed with the wiring, but i think i have it right--suggestions? thanks eric

Re: changed wiring-now wont start

E-mail miniengine@yahoo.com and ask him for help.

Re: changed wiring-now wont start

Yes, email him, hes very good with batavus's and on his website he has a wiring diagram..could be of some value. [URL=http://miniengine.0catch.com/Mopeds/Battery/WiringDiaLg.JPG [/URL]

Re: changed wiring-now wont start

opps on the link...just copy and paste it to the address bar

Re: changed wiring-now wont start

Try replacing the bulb...some mopeds get a weak spark or no spark at all if the rear bulb is burned out...plus it is a cheap fix if it works (less than 2 bucks).

Re: changed wiring-now wont start

Ron Brown /

Eric,

Look at Brian's wiring diagram. Only one wire is reqired for ignition. This is from the points to the coil. Connect this, disconnect the kill switch and see what happens.

Btw, why did you ground the tail lamp wire?

Ron

Re: changed wiring-now wont start

I grounded the tail bulb wire because the plug wouldnt spark otherwise, with all the wires connected-I heard that the bike wont run if the bulb is burned out so i grounded it and I got a spark from the plug yet when I put the plug back in it still wont start. I also tried grounding the wires(2 of 3) coming from the magneto strait to the engine casing except for the black ignition wire--again I get a spark from the plug but it still wont start.

Re: changed wiring-now wont start

Ron Brown /

Eric,

Looking at Brian's wiring diagram, it does not look like the tail lamp has anything to do with a spark, however, it does show a ground wire, common to all of the magneto internals, connected to ignition coil ground and frame ground. If this connection is bad, then grounding any of the other coil outputs would provide ground through that coil. This would result in a spark, but a weaker than normal spark.

Print out Brian's shematic and verify that the magneto ground is connected to frame ground and the coil as shown. Hopefully, the colors match, which should allow you to verrify your connections.

Ron

Re: changed wiring-now wont start

thanks ron --I will try it. eric

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