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1984 700 V-twin Shadow no spark

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Old 09-02-2010   #1
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Default 1984 700 V-twin Shadow no spark

I have a 1984 Honda 700 V-twin Shadow that has sat for 12 years and will not start because no spark to plugs. I cleaned all connections and checked Ohm specs for coils and spark modules and pulse generators. Is there any way to test CDI box?,or any other places to check .Any help would be greatly appreceated Thank you
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Old 09-04-2010   #2
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Cool won't start

try 1) draining out all gas & inspect the inside of the tank. If rusted, seal.
2) clean the carburetor - it tends to clog up with shellac from the old gas
3) replace the stator - tends to be an important part for getting a spark
4) if your starter is turning - be thankful
5) replace the spark plugs
6) put fresh gas in the tank
7) have a fully charged fresh battery hooked up
get a can of starter fluid
9) take a deep breath & turn the key
10) push the button or kick it - whichever applies
11) spray the starter fluid in the carburetor
12) keep your fingers crossed
13) try it again

Best of luck to you - works on the old bikes I restore - not that tedious of a job once you know that there is only one way to take out or install the stator. Make sure all your carb lines are hooked up to the engine body parts that they are supposed to be hooked up to.

Consider replacing the tires - they tend to deteriorate from sitting - or air them up appropriately & take it for a spin, assuming you get it started !!

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