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1986 Honda Goldwing Interstate; No Spark out of the coils

Just got my endorsements Memorial day weekend . Got popped 1 1/2 years ago , so my wing has set ever since . I pulled the jets out of the bottom of the carbs so I have gas flowing again. However I don't have any spark out the coils. I've went as far as grabbed the spark plug while in the plug wire , grounded it , and cranked it over. Nothing. Any suggestions ?

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Knowing what bike you have would be a tremendous help.
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First you need to check if the kill switch is on. Then check if there is power to the black/white wire to the coils.

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Ha, ha to the kill switch line . Checked that several times . 1 side has some spark , just not bright blue, not that I noticed . The left side has nothing. Coils ? How do I get to them ?
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Coils are under the false tank. You may also have a problem with the pulse gen, but...

I think most GL12 spark problems are due to dirty connectors or broken wires. Check to make sure you have juice getting to the coils.

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Ha, ha to the kill switch line . Checked that several times . 1 side has some spark , just not bright blue, not that I noticed . The left side has nothing. Coils ? How do I get to them ?
Each coil fires a plug on each side so probably not the coils, check for low voltage to the coils.

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are there any tutorials in here on how to get the fairing off or ,,,,,,,, am I looking for a Clymer's book ?
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are there any tutorials in here on how to get the fairing off or ,,,,,,,, am I looking for a Clymer's book ?
You don't have to take the fairing off, just the shelter & it's simple enough I don't think anyone has bothered making a tutorial.

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And getting a Clymer's is a waste of money. Get the Honda book.

Basically:

Take the fairing pockets out.
Pop the rubber covers off.
Remove the bolts that hold the front of the cover.

Remove the side covers.
Remove the bolts that hold the rear of the cover.

Removing the seat can help but not necessary.

Tools needed:

10mm socket.
JIS #2 screwdriver.

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