1973 CL350 No Spark
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    1973 CL350 No Spark

    Hi guys,

    I recently got my CL350 up and running but all of a sudden, while I was ridding, it just died. I was downshifting and the bike just cut-off completely.
    Before I rode it, I tried to use the electrical ignition and it got stuck. The electric ignition was on for like 5 minutes, while the bike was already running, before I was able to unplug the battery.
    After that incident, I unplugged the starter motor and just used the kick starter to turn it on.
    Since then I was not able to get the bike running again. I checked the battery, it was at 11.9 volts after it shut off so I charged it to 13.7 volts but still no luck.
    When I turn my key, I don't even see the neutral light anymore. I put a volt meter into the wire for the spark plugs, but I see no voltage after kick starting it. What should I check next?

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    You may phone while at bike......




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    Did you check the FUSE?

    It lives in a holder just to the front of the battery.
    15 AMP - METRIC - Not just any Fuse from an Auto Parts Store. Any Honda Dealer has them in stock - Get spares.
    The diameter of the tubes is different - an SAE Fuse from a local Auto Store will not have the correct contact are in the holder ends and WILL OVERHEAT and MELT the HOLDER.
    I KNOW - Been there done that.
    1970 CB 350 CAFE - Current Project on the bench,
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    1st Bike 1970 SL 350 (Brought home in Parts - Trailer/Trunk/Back Seat - I miss that bike),
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    Thanks guys! Just checked the fuse, definitely blown. I ordered some online hopefully that solves the problem. While I wait for them to arrive, is there anything else I could check in the meantime? Also what could have caused the blown fuse so I try not to do it again?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sigh98 View Post
    Thanks guys! Just checked the fuse, definitely blown. I ordered some online hopefully that solves the problem. While I wait for them to arrive, is there anything else I could check in the meantime? Also what could have caused the blown fuse so I try not to do it again?
    Well, you are asking the right questions....but it could have been anything from an improper fuse to a directly shorted "hot" wire....You will have to search and inspect.....Ill be happy to guide you over the phone, but much too much to type........


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