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Norton won't run

Discussion in 'Norton Commando Motorcycles (Classic)' started by Art, Sep 27, 2003.

  1. Art

    Art

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    Sep 27, 2003
    The bike, a '72 Norton Roadster, had been starting on first kick and running well. While riding a few weeks ago, it quit while accelerating onto a highway. Almost acted like it was running out of gas, but had plenty of gas in the float bowls. Everything in the timing plate area was okay, advance unit freely moved. Changed plugs. No go. coughs a little when trying to start.

    Have checked all the wires, battery was only a week old. Resistance in the coils was 2.0, and 3.0, out of range for one for sure. Checked the voltage at the points with the points open, got 1.2 and 1.5 volts. Is this voltage at the points within range?

    I know, Boyer or Rita is the way to go, and it's in the future plans, but just want to get the bike running for the rest of this season. Should I replace the condensers and coils? thanks if anyone can give a little help. :?:
     
  2. docrecon

    docrecon

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    Sep 30, 2003
    I don't know about the voltage range, but are you getting fire at the plugs?
     
  3. Art

    Art

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    Sep 27, 2003
    Was getting weak spark. I broke down and bought two new coils and condensers, figuring that when I put on a Boyer Ign. it would be best to start off with new coils anyway. Just got them on tonight and the bike fired up. Now, if the weather would warm up....... thanks for the response, though. I have a feeling this won't be the last time I need to ask for help.
     

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