Simple no spark solution on '95 Tomos Targa, praise for DonP

Ned Renner /

Bike failed to start one day after running well for months. Had power coming from the magneto as tested at the black wire that connects to the CDI/coil unit but no power at the spark cap. Foolihly assumed the unit was bad. Replaced the CDI/coil and still had no spark. Tested the ignition wire, which was good, and finally the spark plug cap, which was the issue. Running thru a search on the Army site found a ten year old post from Donp where he notes that NKG caps should be thrown in the trash as they are nortotious for this issue. Hopefully learned to do more testing before snap decisions.

Re: Simple no spark solution on '95 Tomos Targa, praise for DonP

Whatever happened to Don Pfleuger anyway?

Re: Simple no spark solution on '95 Tomos Targa, praise for DonP

Ned Renner /

Hopefully he just changed his name to something easier to pronounce. Thanks Don.

Re: Simple no spark solution on '95 Tomos Targa, praise for DonP

He was always good to have around a forum.

Re: Simple no spark solution on '95 Tomos Targa, praise for DonP

NGK or pretty much any resistor caps can be saved and made serviceable , albeit , in a non - resistor form .

Simply unscrew the inner 'nut' that accepts the plug . Remove the resistor and spring . cut a piece of solid copper wire ( 14 Gauge works ) , long enough to fill the gap left by the resistor and spring . drop the wire in and screw the 'nut' back into place . DONE and on the road , again .(edited)

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