No Spark VT700
Iíve been trawling these pages for a while now and found so much helpful information, but now Iím after a bit of advice please if anyone can help? I bought a 1984 VT700 that Iím trying to get back on the road. I didnt have any experience of any of the workings or anything at all before hand, but had been told she needed a new reg/rec and battery and fork seals and thought ĎI can get that doneí - what a prat. Now it turns out, that itís something not quite so straightforward and Ive been trying to track down the fault myself with the help of this forum and the manual and, of course, You Tube.
After going over the wiring for literally months and trying to work stuff out Iíve noticed when checking out the multitude of Earth connections under the seat, that one of these wires changes to a blue wire and goes up to the coils. It looks to me as though the Fuel Cut Relay has been removed and the wires re-routed. Now the black wire from the reg/rec that should have gone to the relay, goes straight to the fuel pump (I understand this bit), but the blue wire that should have gone to that relay, as been attached to the earth wires that go to the frame. This same blue wire goes to the spark units and coils. I just read that the ignition module connects and disconnects the ground to the coil, so does anyone think the earthing of the wire that was supposed to visit the fuel cut relay could be the source of my headaches? In my mind, it messes it up, but thereís so much about the way all this works that Iím still trying to figure out. Iím a secretary (or was anyway), not a mechanic or electrician. Gotta admit Iím loving it though.
Sorry about the lengthy blurb, sheís a VT700, but someone popped a 750 engine in the frame, installed a manual fan switch in place of the thermo switch and completely changed the petcock orientation to put a different filter in. I had the stator rewound as it was burnt out, bought a (used) reg/rec (just incase), new battery and Ive ordered a new clutch diode (ďrectifierĒ) all the coils and pulsor readings check out. Still cant help but think thereís something obvious that Iíve completely missed.
Any advice very, very gratefully received.