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I have a 1977 enduro xt500 and can't get it to run. I put a test light on the wire coming from points and kick it the light is bright but when I hook the coil up and try its really deam and can't get it to start someone help pleze

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    James Cook Oct 12, 2018

    I know it want be on all the time just when it the points open I'm not getting enough fire to the coil it seems like


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There is your problem .If you have it right then the power from the point wire to the coil will flash and not be on all of the time

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    James Cook Oct 13, 2018

    Its not on all the time! I don't think you understand my question go back and read


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These engines had a lot of problems with coils, most people just end up replacing all of them. You may find them a little cheaper online. There was a bulletin for broken or worn wiring inside the harnesses that go to the coils so you should carefully check back along the harness to each on, especially where the harness might move when the engine torques over.


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