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Rc51 spark issue..

As i was riding home, all of a sudden bike stoepd running. motor turns over, fuel pump primes, fi light says theres no issues (jumped the wires), but it will not start. Has slight spark but not enough to even make me flinch... ideas?

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Possible ignition converter unit (CDI) issues comes to mind.
I'm assuming both plugs have weak spark?
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Possible ignition converter unit (CDI) issues comes to mind.
I'm assuming both plugs have weak spark?
yes both plugs have super weak spark, no spark from plug its self, only feel when i put my finger in it.

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Offhand, it sounds like the ignition converter unit is not putting out enough current to the primary coil windings.

Does your battery have sufficient voltage?
It should be around 13-13.5V when fully charged.
If it's at 12V, it considered low, and if it's at 11V, it's considered dead.

Unfortunately, there's no troubleshooting steps to test the converter unit.
Only, the ignition pulse generator on the alternator cover, and the ignition coils.
I'd check with Ben at RC51Parts.com to see if he has a used one.
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i have a second good working stator cover with all pickups ect.

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