why wont it start

ok so i just replaced the condenser on my 79 moby

after i put everything back together it wont start

it does have spark but it is very weak

i cleaned the points and they are opening

im pretty sure its something electrical although it does have spark

would a weak spark prevent it from starting?

or is something else the issue

thanks

Re: why wont it start

so...anyone?

Re: why wont it start

Check timing?

why wont it start

Steamboat Aka J. R. Stevens /

Was the bike running before you replaced the condenser? If so why did you replace it? Jim.

Re: why wont it start

it was running for only for a little bit then it would run like crap

i was told this is probably because of the condenser so i replaced it

now i cant get it started

Re: why wont it start

you mentioned a weak spark, check the connection between the spark plug and the spark plug harness or harness to engine if the spark is not the problem then it must be fuel, do a few back pedals with the ignition switch off and pull the plug if its not wet then youre getting no gas then you should check fuel lines and clogs in the carb

Re: why wont it start

the plug was wet i already checked that

but ill recheck everything electrical tomorrow

Re: why wont it start

Steamboat Aka J. R. Stevens /

You may have installed a worse condensor, Reinstall the old condensor. If the bike starts, the new condensor was bad. Jim

Re: why wont it start

good idea ill try that tomorrow as well

Re: why wont it start

actually the bike will run without the condensor...will burn points fast though,remove it,just to see if it`ll fire up

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