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    Virage 1200 no spark

    I've gone through everything and am trying to determine why I have no spark.

    Trigger coils are reading 107 ohms when I hook up a 9v battery and slowly turn the engine. I've read it should be under 25 but can vary. Can somebody verify this for me.
    Also I only get 12v at the red/purple CDI power wire while cranking. Is this correct, or should it be 12v all the time?
    While cranking I read about 8.5 volts at the brown CDI output to the stator.

    The coil also ohms out good.


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    Regarding the ohm reading on the Hall Effect sensors; What is important is the sharp transition from high ohms to low ohms as the trigger position is passed.

    The CDI is watching for a rapid drop in ohms as the trigger occurs. That rapid change then triggers the spark pulse within the CDI.

    The Red/Purple wire into the CDI module should only have battery voltage when the engine is rotating (cranking or running). All other Red/Purple wires should have battery voltage at all times. While cranking, all Red/Purple wires must be over 10.6 volts.

    The CDI Brown wire should output 8.5 volts whenever the engine is rotating (requires CDI input Red/Purple to have voltage OVER 10.6 volts).

    Read the following links for more details on testing the stator.

    Polaris Domestic (red) engine

    How do I test old and new domestic red engine CDI, Magneto and Ignition coils?

    My ohm-meter measurements don't exactly agree with the service manual specifications. Is this OK?

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    I've gone through all the other checks. What is this business with holding the bilge switch and trying to start it? Would a bad regulator keep it from sparking? Also the oil level gauge doesn't seem to be working. But, that wouldn't cause a no spark would it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Myself View Post
    ...What is this business with holding the bilge switch and trying to start it?

    Would a bad regulator keep it from sparking?
    Yes, it can

    Also the oil level gauge doesn't seem to be working. But, that wouldn't cause a no spark would it?
    No, it would not.
    The CDI is powered through the LR module. The LR module switches the power on to the Orange wires when it sees the engine is cranking or running. The Orange wire powers both the Bilge pump and the CDI.

    The Bilge button on the handlebar overrides the LR module and supplies power directly to the Orange wires. That powers up the bilge pump, and ALSO powers up the CDI.

    If the LR module has failed, and is not supplying power to the Orange wire, holding down the bilge button is a simple way to power up the CDI directly.

    If holding down the bilge button allows the engine to start and run, then that is a clear indication that the LR module has a problem.

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    cdi jumper wire service bulletin??

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    OK I have almost 11v on red/purple powering the CDI. I also have 8.5 volts powering the brown stator wire from the CDI. No spark. Not even with the bilge button pushed. I'm guessing it's time for a new CDI.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Myself View Post
    OK I have almost 11v on red/purple powering the CDI.
    I also have 8.5 volts powering the brown stator wire from the CDI.

    No spark. Not even with the bilge button pushed.

    I'm guessing it's time for a new CDI.
    You have double checked the CDI and ignition coil grounds, and ohmed the coils?

    Then it seems like you need a CDI.

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    Yes, double checked everything. Ohmed out coils and wires, and checked for anything shorted to ground. All good. Thanks for the help.

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    Running great now, it was the CDI. Thanks guys.

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