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Adrian Ciotinga

Metal shavings in crankcase of Baja Storm 125

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You don’t want to continually crank the starter over and over and for long periods of time.  I would pull the starter out and see what’s going on. It may be a busted shaft or whatever but pull the starter out and see what’s happening.  

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Sorry brother I was working.  I would have to look at the repair manual to see exactly what’s going on but my guess is that your going to have to pull the starter out and see if everything is in tact and not broken. If that all checks out good then your starter clutch/bendix is bad.  eBay prob would have one.    

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It’s going to have to come apart obviously and you really need to look at the repair manual.  But you can pull that nut off of that shaft  and the starter clutch will come off.  

Once you get it off see how the middle part of the starter clutch spins. It should only spin one way if is free spins both ways it’s no good and most likely the problem. 

You can find one on eBay I’m sure for about $30 bucks.  

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F142528436451

I definitely would recommend finding a repair manual. 

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I figured out that the ignition coil is at fault. I will not be able to work on it until July 23 due to being out of town. Thank you for all your help!

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I have attempted to start the quad today to no avail. It cranks and the plug (which was new) had oil on it but it refuses to start. I think it might be an electrical issue as it still cranks even when the lull switch is at the “stop” position. Any ideas what might be going on?

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The spark plug should be dry.  If it’s covered in oil then that’s bad.  Are you sure it’s oil and not gas? 

Do this.  Take the plug out and clean it good with some sand paper or a wire brush.  Plug it into the ignition coil where it belongs and rest the plug against the head and test for spark.   

 

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My bad. I meant to type gas.

Anyways the quad doesn’t spark which leads me to believe that there is a wiring issue somewhere as the starter motor can be spun even when the quad is in the “stop” position.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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The starter motor will crank if the switch is in the off position. It just won’t fire up.  

I would look toward doing some testing on the stator coil.  Maybe a new cdi box as well.  

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As mentioned in my original post the previous seller included a few extra parts in the sale, including a new and unopened 4 pin CDI. I installed the part but got the same results.

One thing I noticed is this black wire with a yellow stripe not connected to anything else on the quad. Another wire with the same color scheme is attached on one end to the key and nothing else on the other. Is this the cause of my problems? I have attached photos of the CDI and ignition switch below.

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I checked a wiring diagram for the quad and the only outgoing wire appears to be the black and white wire (the rest do not appear to be connected).

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There is a wire connected to the stator that is not attached to anything else, leaving 3 wires actually connected. I assume this might be an issue.

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Even more searching has led me to find that one of the wires running out of the ignition coil is black with a yellow stripe, coincidentally the same color as the ones not connected to anything on the CDI and ignition switch. I’m no electrician but are you sure that the black and yellow wire running out of the CDI is an accessory wire? 

The whole quad electrical system seems to have been heavily tampered with if that makes a difference.

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It makes. A huge difference. The stator coil wires. Test all three. Each one to ground with a continuity tester ohms. You should not get a reading from each wire to ground. 

Second is to test each wire to wire with the tester on the same setting. You should get a similar reading from wire to wire.  

I will find the diagram and see if I can give you a hand in the mean time.  

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I think I did the test right.

There was connectivity between every wire and the frame of the quad. Is this a possible result? I might have done the test wrong but what I did was set the meter on ohms and connect it to the wire coming out of the stator on one side and a point on the frame on the other end. The meter showed a reading near or in the kilo ohms every time.

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You shouldn’t get a reading from anyone of three wires coming from the stator to ground.   What did you get from wire to wire?

 

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