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post #1 of 6 Old 11-23-2019, 10:54 PM Thread Starter
 
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No spark after a shower, cmon...

So this is the second time this happens to me, and i like my bike clean so im not paying the pechanic to fix my bike for everytime i cleaned up. Anyway, im building a bobber, so i got my cables simplified, no lights, (i connect the lights directly to the battery when need them.) So about 2 weeks this happened to me, i showered the bike at a carwash and after that , didnt had no spark, it was late so i left the bike at the carwash, next day i cheked all the cables and they seem to be fine, i thought it was the cdi and bought a chinese new one, but it wasnt compatible, so i gave up, took it to the mechanich, 10 minutes later he had my bike running. i Checked it and it seem it had some bad cables i missed to check, so nothing wrong there. He even used the old cdi, so i know it wasnt the cdi. Today after 4 days of mud, i showered my bike, let it alone for 4 or 5 hours, went outside to take the bike inside the house, and guess what, no spark again, i have not checked the cables again, will do tomorrow, and hope i can fix it myself. So i was wondering if theres some electrical guru here that can help me, set up the most simple wiring with a simple starter switch, like an arcade pushbutton i can add to start the bike. I know the black and white cable of the cdi kills the power, so im confortable with that one, and i know its not rocket sience to add a kill switch. I looked at the puked tube and i had it covered, but if by any chance water got inside, could that be the cause to not have a spark? Any help would be surely apreciated, since i got laid off yesterday and dont have the coin to expend at the mechanic, and i do need the bike to go look for a new job. Thanks for any help.
Ps if any electrical guru apears, bike does not have the neutral,stand,or clutch swich anymore, and was running fine without them.
Second edit: Can i remove the starter relay or selenoid and just use push button?
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Can i remove the starter relay or selenoid and just use push button?
No You Can't..!!! Don't even try..

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good job on the wire diagram
Please note revision moving ignition Green ground to left and addition of switched Battery 2 Black circuit connection
Don't see any other diagram problems at the moment..

I would think you have a bad/poor connection that is a simple fix, just a pain to track down..
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i found the diagram here,not mine, what bothers me is that i rode the bike for 4 days while hevealy raining, and nothing happened,but cleaned once and it does not work? just dosnt make sense.
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good job on the wire diagram
Please note revision moving ignition Green ground to left and addition of switched Battery 2 Black circuit connection
Don't see any other diagram problems at the moment..

I would think you have a bad/poor connection that is a simple fix, just a pain to track down..

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you can force water into places with wash spray where rain and splash doesn't penetrate.
I'd check the cdi pulse generator and the exciter connections you have after they exit the left side of case..

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Wierd thing is i washed by hand this time, no real preasure. Those cables, seem to be fine. Im gonna take the bike right now with a mechanic that its near by me, he told me he can look at it, and he seems not to charge alot. I allready told him this happened to me once and i dont want to happen every time i clean my bike.LOL i hope i can get it fixed today.
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you can force water into places with wash spray where rain and splash doesn't penetrate.
I'd check the cdi pulse generator and the exciter connections you have after they exit the left side of case..

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