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Colby Vittorio

Bayou getting no spark

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I have had a bayou 220 for 3 year and this past year we let a good friend  borrow  it and while he had it the battery  went to crap so i got a new one hooked it up and no light no starter nothing working my first thoght cylonod or cdi box so i looked up how to check if cdi box is bad and it told me to take out my plug and see if there was spark so i did and no spark so i have no clue ps changed the fuse also

 

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Sounds to me like power isn't getting from the battery anywhere if that light doesn't come on when you turn the key. I would check the battery connections, ground, and all the main fuses.

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Check the ignition switch and the plugs going to it. 

Get familiar with a multi meter and the continuity settings to see what’s working/not.  The tester is also good to check voltage.   

Start going through the wiring in sections.  See what has voltage and keep moving from there.  

 

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