- Feb 26, 2007
Cheers all. Brand new to this forum but no stranger to British bikes. First bike was a 67 BSA Lightning with a rattle can restoration and lots of trips to Sixth Street Specials in NYC. Next bike was a basket case 72 BSA which after I sorted it out sold it for a 72 Bonnie T120. traded that for a 75 Motoguzzi 850T. which I sold to by my pride and joy- My 73 Commando. It's been a year long rebuild and I am nearly complete. But I have trouble with my Boyer. No spark. I have found that at the negative terminal of the firts coil I get a pulse with my test lamp. The coils are wired in series so I should get a pulse at the second coil as well. Nothing. Switched the coils and repeated the test and got exactly the same result. The Black box is sending a charge when the kick start is cranked. I noticed that the coils are slightly crushed by the clamps that hold them under the tank. I'm wondering if there is a way to test the coils other than swapping them in my friend's Triumph. Any suggestions will be appreciated!