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any body,i bought a 1962 vespa cushman it sat since 1994 under tarp in side yard under deck,,i pulled flywheel off to look at stator,i replaced points and gapped it,put in new condensor i get spark all the way to the tip of coil wire where it meets spark plug but i see no spark at plug when i ground it to motor fin.i grabbed the coil wire while kicking it over and got a huge jolt,but still no spark coming out of plug end


any help please thanks
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Has to be the plug then.
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Like Ginch said, new plug or new spark plug cap / clip.
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thanks,i tried a new plug off of my 67 coronet no luck hmmmmmm

ill try new cap maybe


thanks ginch,travis
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Spark plug cap !!!


Fabio

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let me see if i have this straight....you took a sparkplug out of your car and tried on your Vespa?

if this is true, you need to step away from the bike and take it to an actual mechanic.
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no dude i didnt put my cars spark plug into my bike i just hooked it to the end of the coil and then i put the plug on the engine fin to see if a new plug would spark hopefully its the cap.
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jamesjohn wrote:
let me see if i have this straight....you took a sparkplug out of your car and tried on your Vespa?

if this is true, you need to step away from the bike and take it to an actual mechanic.
He's tried a known working spark plug and isolated the cap as the non-working part. What's wrong with that?
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nothing. but screwing it into the head would be. dude.
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well i put a new cap on the end and put the plug in and held it to the motor fins and no luck,no spark(really weird) i guess my ignition coil isnt producing enough juice hmmmmmmmmmm
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you got a jolt off the HT lead...
have you tried holding the plug when you kick it over...

spark may be faint but there....maybe
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Re: no spark at plug
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i grabbed the coil wire while kicking it over and got a huge jolt,but still no spark coming out of plug end
Could it be the HT lead/wire that's the problem?
If the insulation has broken down on the lead, and it's close to an earth, it could be draining the power away from the plug .. mibbies?
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i did hold the plug. i definately felt spark, obviously not enough, if its not coming out of the plug end

the coil wire from the coil itself looks clean no bare wire showing that would ground

maybe the coil isnt putting out enough juice any suggestions on locating an internal coil for a 1962 125 vnb2t or for that matter a whole stator.

the shop i called said $95 smackers an hour to rebuild prob 2 hour job plus parts
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just a note to anyone reading this post...do not shock your self holding the spark plug while kicking over the engine. It can easily kill you.

i cant believe you would knowingly do that to yourself. dumb.
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if u dont have anything nice to say or cant help me,please dont reply

jamesjohn u obviosly have something going on because you are a very negative person and it seems this is a way for you to vent your frustrations

please dont reply to my questions anymore thank u
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jamesjohn wrote:
just a note to anyone reading this post...do not shock your self holding the spark plug while kicking over the engine. It can easily kill you.

i cant believe you would knowingly do that to yourself. dumb.
Please provide evidence of death by vehicle ignition system electrocution. If that was true, I would have few male friends, I would be dead, and a large part of my generation would have died long ago.
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wow. ok then. so its a good way to test for spark? i will not try to help you again.

you can go shock yourselves silly 'cause its fun and all the kids are doing it?

the internet is very serious. lighten up guys.
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JJ I do not recall in the thread anybody saying that the best way to check for spark was to shock yourself. In some cases your concern is justified especially if you have a heart condition.

I have been in the industry for a good number of years and suffered my share of unintentional shocking occasions.

lets not forget what we are all about, the love of Vespa and the idiots associated with such.

Cheers
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good point barking mad
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sorry that was me who suggested holding the plug

glad I didn't go with my first thought...which was putting it in your mouth when you kicked it over ...
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Shockingly, this thread brought back a childhood ditty.

When I was young and had no sense,
I took a whiz on a 'lectric fence.
Hurt so bad down in my balls
Crapped all in my overalls.
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