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    First Bike

    Hello! My dad just helped me get my first bike, a 1978 Honda Twinstar 185cc, it had been in storage for about 20 years before we purchased it. It need some minor cosmetic work, and some basic stuff (new filters, new fuel lines etc.), it has good compression but since brining it home we have found that it has no spark.
    We are hoping to over the winter get it ready for next spring.

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    Welcome. That's a good bike, btw we like pictures...
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    Welcome, good luck with the bike.

    Pictures would be nice.........eye candy, you know.

    We like pictures.
    "If it ain't raining, I'm riding......"

    Work in process:::::::

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    That's a cool bike.
    Take your time and enjoy the process of going through the bike to fix it up. i personally think that's the best part

    Be safe on the road!
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    Here she is!
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    Just to verify....That bike REQUIRES a good 6 Volt battery to produce spark to the plugs......
    "I have a mind like a steel trap.....Old and rusty, of antiquated design, and hard to get stuff back out of...."
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    Yes; we have a brand new fully charged battery, and new plugs, we are thinking it’s probably and issue with the points.

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    If you care to phone, I'll be happy to go through some diagnostics that can verify if it is the points, the coils, or the power supply to them that is the problem area......
    540-525-5199
    "I have a mind like a steel trap.....Old and rusty, of antiquated design, and hard to get stuff back out of...."
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    We’ve found that the starter is good, we are leaning towards points. I’ve been hunting around to see if I can find a shop manual

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    My first suspect would be a fuse....then the "kill" switch and/or its connections.......
    You can bypass by jumping black/white wire at coil to black wire going to either flasher or horn......

    PM longdistancerider for factory shop manual pdf link......
    Last edited by 66Sprint; 09-07-2019 at 03:20 PM.
    "I have a mind like a steel trap.....Old and rusty, of antiquated design, and hard to get stuff back out of...."
    Contact info: E-mail; [email protected] Phone; 540-525-5199

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