nope wont fire on ether. and yes all plug wires on on right. I have checked the timing. Dont really know what I'm doing but haven't found anyone in my area to work on it. Honda place says its to old for them.
Welcome to the world of old bikes that dealers won't touch. Good here isn't it.
Home bru had the idea but I don't know if he got it across in the right way. By are the wires crossed he may have meant that the wiring to the coils or the spark boxes are crossed over effectively meaning that you have fuel and a spark but not together.
A quick test. Find number one TDC ( This it found by the timing mark you have been using for the pulleys)and then see if the spark on number one fires at the same time.
You will find that bike shops are little use apart from the few spares you can get for your bike. I am now in the realms of making or having made spares for mine. That just goes with this age of bike.
Turn petcock off, drain carbs bowls..if no gas comes out there's your problem, if gas then...pull all plugs, put back into the plug caps lay on engine so the tips make contact..cover the spark plug holds..so gas can't reach the spark plugs..if they spark. So, no gas in carbs, petcock closed..now turn the engine over..better in a dark garage..what kind of spark to do you see..nice fat blue or white is best..if you've got spark..then reinstall plugs, refill carbs bowls..turn over again, pull plugs..wet or dry..dry..no gas getting through..clean your carbs..wet..check compression if good 140 or more then next check timing and valve settings..
I think I did that form easiest to hardest but it depends on how much wrenching you've done I guess.
i just ran into problems with mine, it took fresh plugs, a cleaned carb(s) a new fuel filter and an aftermarket fuel pump she fired right up. check my earlier post " 84 interstate quit running" helpful information there....Good luck let us know what you find
Ditto B and D ., if it sat for 3 years and as you say , it has spark , then fuel is your problem .?
If your confidant that spark is good then it should at least bark with ether , roll it over with full choke then pull plugs to check for gas on the plugs.
Let us know .
drained the carbs . pulled plugs and wiped em dry. rechecked spark. reinstalled plugs and and tried ether. it does bark but back fire. open fuel and yes getting plugs wet. going to check timing again. thanks for all the info.raying:raying: