Subject:RE: RE: no spark Date:Sun May 19 19:38:50 2013
Response to:18488
It has been sitting for 20 years. I did have it running once but not very well.I replaced the tires and tried again but now no spark? I guess I'll get new points and condenser and plug. Is there a good place to get those parts?

Thanks for the info

Tell us about the condition of the bike. Has it been sitting for 20 years? Or have you had it running and suddenly it won't start? Have you redone the wiring, etc.

Start with a known good spark plug (Champion H8C), and gap it to .040 - .045.

Then clean and gap both sets of points to .018 The upper set of points runs the ignition while the lower set runs the stop light. The lower set is not critical, but they should be gapped correctly.

If the bike has been sitting awhile, you should remove the upper set, and dress them up with a points file.

The metal in the points does deteriorate - I used to have a 1960 Super 10 which I had to run a points file through the upper set almost every time I started it. Of course, a new set of points and condenser fixed that.


Does anyone have a way to diagnose a 1960 super 10 that does not have any spark?

Thanks Bryan