kawasaki FB460V

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Old 08-15-12, 07:48 PM
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kawasaki FB460V

I have a kawasaki FB460V that turns over good and has somewhat weak spark but won't start. It is getting gas. I wonder if it is the igniter and how does the igniter work anyway? thanks for your help.
 
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Old 08-15-12, 11:06 PM
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The igniter pretty much does what the points used to do. It could be an igniter problem, or it could be other things. Put in a new plug, put a little gas into the plug hole, and see if it pops or anything.
 
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cheese, thanks for your reply. I tried a new plug and put some gas in plug hole and engine turns over but doesn't even sound like it wants to start. I have checked safety switches and they are ok. any more ideas? thanks
 
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Old 08-16-12, 10:01 AM
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Somewhere I have the test procedure for that type kawasaki ignition system. I'll have to see if I can locate it. What I do is keep a known-good igniter in my toolbox and when one acts like it needs one, I put it on. If it works, I replace the igniter. If it doesn't, I replace the coil. That doesn't help you much though. I think if you are getting spark at all, I suspect the coil might be okay. The igniter has a capacitive property and a switching transistor I believe, and this sometimes gets slow, which allows a spark, but at the wrong time. I had one doing this about a month ago.
 
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