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I need some basic information. When you turn the key on do you have lights and power where it should be,neutral comes on ,headlights,etc ? Does the engine turn over normally when you push the start button. This will tell me if main power is ok. Check the spark plug cap itself,unscrew the cap from the wire and check for spark right out the end of the wire. Next you will need a multi meter in order to do some testing. 

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With your last post it sounds like the electric starter is not working,we'll look at that later. Your using the recoil starter and your not getting any spark at the plug,ok. There is a cover on the front of your quad just above the front rack and below the handle bars. This cover needs to be removed. Behind it you will find the CDI box and connections to the stator and, pickup coil. Make sure these connections are good,then test for spark again.  This is also where you will test the exciter coil (responsible for supplying power to the CDI) and the pickup coil (responsible for telling the CDI when to spark the plug). 

Disconnect both connectors at the CDI box.

First test: Connect one ohm meter lead to the Blue wire and the other to the Black wire. Connect to the wires coming from the stator. This is the pickup coil connection. Your meter should read 85-130ohms. This would indicate a good electrical connection to the pickup coil.

Second test: Connect one ohm meter lead to the red wire and the other to the Black wire with red tracer. This is the exciter coil connection. Your meter should read 100-190ohms. This would indicate a good electrical connection to the exciter coil.

Just because the electrical test passes doesn't rule out physical damage to either coil. If the exciter needs to be replaced you will need to replace the entire stator,the exciter coil is part of the stator assembly . I believe the pickup coils can be replaced independently. The CDI on this bike is not powered from the battery,it is powered by the mag. 

Let us now your results.

  

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There is a white and a brown wire that are connected when the switch is on,but those wires don't have anything to do with the ignition system. Like i said the ignition system is powered by the exciter coil,not the battery. To kill the engine a simple ground circuit is completed when you turn the switch off. Start with the above tests first. Were looking for a failed component,if they check out good we'll move on to the next tests.

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I think you are talking about a 1988 bayou I have a 1998 bayi what you just said.i looked at the manual and the color code is for1988-1995 models I don't have a magneto I have a alternator.but I see what you're saying. I will check

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20 hours ago, Kent Mettler said:

There is a white and a brown wire that are connected when the switch is on,but those wires don't have anything to do with the ignition system. Like i said the ignition system is powered by the exciter coil,not the battery. To kill the engine a simple ground circuit is completed when you turn the switch off. Start with the above tests first. Were looking for a failed component,if they check out good we'll move on to the next tests.

Okay I checked them both and both of them peg out to zero so do they have to be replaced.

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My apologies Benjamin,i got the year wrong. I'll have a look tonight and see if i have a wiring diagram. The newer ones are different.

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All I have is a wiring diagram for that model. Basic testing is the same. The pickup coil test connection will be between black with yellow strip and black with a white stripe. The colors may change to black and yellow on the stator side of the connector. You should see approximately  200ohms testing the pickup coil. A - 0.00 reading indicates a short, no different than touching the test leads together. This could be a pinched wire, the pickup coil could be burned up,etc. If that's the case you will have to remove the mag cover to get access to the coil.The stator on your machine does not contain an exciter coil so you won't have to worry about that. There is a small starter circuit relay, under the seat i believe. Not the starter solenoid,this is a smaller one. Check its connection and operation. This may be where your trouble is.

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@Benjamin Kolodziej hey Ben, take a look at the diagrams and some pics I have posted. I’ve worked on the exact same bike. Soup to nuts and have a good grasp on the wiring. So study this and ask away brother.  It’s a very simple and basic system.   Whenever I work on things like this I like to print it out and use different color high lighters to trace out my diffent circuits.  You have to test the stator and a few other small items on the system.  The starter relay and the starter circuit relays need to be tested.   One has a light green and a brown and two blacks. That’s your starter safety relay.  The bike has to be in neutral etc stuff like that.  

The other pic is your starter relay and that’s what actually brings the starter In to spin the engine.   That will not work If the first relay is not satisfied.  There are some simple tests to go through it all.  Based on the last few posts I’m assuming your able to use a tester?  If so you can test the different parts and narrow it down.  Let me know if you have any questions. 

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Say I have been checking my manual but can't find anything on the. This . My starter idlet gear is loose like I can move it back and forth.its alright going clockwise but back in forth.dk.

What do you think about it.

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How did the pulser coil test? Before this post goes in to many more directions,lets get back to the original problem. No spark. According to my wiring diagram power is sent from the key switch to the handle bar kill  switch ( and other places as well )  via a brown wire. When the handle bar switch is in the run position power is supplied to the CDI box via yellow/red wire. Power is then also present at the starter button. Only when the starter circuit relay is satisfied will the electric starter solenoid work. Using the recoil starter will still produce spark ( when we get it fixed) even though the electric start circuit is not working. Start first with the pulser coil,verify it is good. Since you have it apart check the gap between the flywheel and the pulser coil and check the flywheel key as well. Let us know the ohm reading you come up with then we'll move on.

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