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Hello Everyone..

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So... I bought a project bike, and boy has it become a headache. bought it off craigslist. Minimal information on the bike itself from the guy i bought it from. All he told me was he traded an old jeep for it. long story short he couldn't get it running sold it to me.

I have tried everything i could think of to get it to spark...cranks great no spark. first i replaced the pick up coil... both old and new read 462 ohms. within spec according to manual, same with all stick coils. then i replaced the ic igniter, that didn't do it. then the harness. that didn't do it. the fuse box twice, nothing. the fuel pump and pump relay, nothing. i even replaced the water temperature gauge that screws to the cylinder head, nothing. new plugs also. new neutral switch.

can anybody suggest something? all the switches work, kickstand, starter cutoff, on and off switch. i cut the sheathing off and inspected every inch of those damn wires. ive been working on this thing for over 3 weeks, read lots of forums.

the thing that makes no sense to me is... i pull the clutch in, press the start button, and the fuel pump pumps without stopping untill the fuel comes out the top of the carbs. seems like a short in the wires to me, but ive checked them multiple times.

cranks great in neutral.... BUT.... in gear or clutch pulled in. only the fuel pumps like a mad man never stops even if i plug the outlet.
please and thank you to anyone that reads this.

-yev
 

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Hello and welcome!

Maybe the ECU is bad? You could borrow a known good ECU from somebody, swap it out and see if it gets spark.
 

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and no. i dont know anyone with a kawi.

this is my first kawi, my last bike was a 86 fz750
 

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OK, the only thing i read that sounds smart is. the ignition lock has a resistor in it that would cause a no spark issue i opened mine up i dont see any resistor i did find the grey wire is soldered to two pins... is this the resistor that everyone is talking about?
 

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OK i feel like an idiot. I've opened up my ignition lock 5 five times and said the same thing "What are these guys talking about there is no resistor inside." Then it finally hit me THERE IS NO RESISTOR!!!!!!!! The previous guy put an ebay new ignition lock on the bike. The new ignition lock didn't come with a resistor!

Well.. I hope this post gets to the people that are searching an [everything works but wont spark situation.] Good Luck

PS. Thanks to Strider007 for being the only one that tried to help.
 

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OK i feel like an idiot. I've opened up my ignition lock 5 five times and said the same thing "What are these guys talking about there is no resistor inside." Then it finally hit me THERE IS NO RESISTOR!!!!!!!! The previous guy put an ebay new ignition lock on the bike. The new ignition lock didn't come with a resistor!

Well.. I hope this post gets to the people that are searching an [everything works but wont spark situation.] Good Luck

PS. Thanks to Strider007 for being the only one that tried to help.
Glad you found the missing link!
 

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Yes I just finished up my buddies 07 Zzr600 with no spark. After checking every single fuse, sensor and wire I checked the gray ignition wire by the ecu and it was clearly tampered with... I solder a 100ohm resistor and bam! Got spark.

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OK i feel like an idiot. I've opened up my ignition lock 5 five times and said the same thing "What are these guys talking about there is no resistor inside." Then it finally hit me THERE IS NO RESISTOR!!!!!!!! The previous guy put an ebay new ignition lock on the bike. The new ignition lock didn't come with a resistor!

Well.. I hope this post gets to the people that are searching an [everything works but wont spark situation.] Good Luck

PS. Thanks to Strider007 for being the only one that tried to help.
hey I’m having the same issue and trying to figure what wires and where on them I need to solder in the 100ohm resistor, on my switch the grey wire has a break in it where it’s soldered for two post, I figured it’d replace the short last bit of it to the second pole so I tried it with no luck:( did I do somthing wrong ?
 

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hey I’m having the same issue and trying to figure what wires and where on them I need to solder in the 100ohm resistor, on my switch the grey wire has a break in it where it’s soldered for two post, I figured it’d replace the short last bit of it to the second pole so I tried it with no luck:( did I do somthing wrong ?
Hello,
I know its been a while since this thread was updated, but I am in the exact same situation: I bought a $ 200 project bike 1994 ZZR600 and it has no spark. Checked and/or replaced Strator, Pickup Coil, Ignition Coils, Fuse Box, IC Igniter and Rectifier. Still no spark :-(
Now that I am reading this: The ignition barrel has been replaced at the bike in the past .. I assume because the original keys got lost. Also somebody wired a new starter button (mounted in the inner fairing) for some reason.
Could you please shine more lite on the 100 Ohm resistor which is supposed to be ... inside the ignition barrel ? Why would it not be there ? Is it possible that the barrel was replaced with a barrel which doesn't have one ? And ... that would
never work then ? Maybe a photo and/or some description on where this 100 ohm resistor is supposed to be ? Any help appreciated. Would like to get her going. Thanks !
 

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Yes I just finished up my buddies 07 Zzr600 with no spark. After checking every single fuse, sensor and wire I checked the gray ignition wire by the ecu and it was clearly tampered with... I solder a 100ohm resistor and bam! Got spark.

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Did you put the resistor in the ignition or cut into the gray wire
 
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