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    Re: 1996 zxi 1100 just 1 spark when starting?

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    One tab cut off , if that won’t work , have 3746 , 3747 , all will work , have more boxes to check , these are known good loose ones
    Last edited by Bionic racing; 06-27-2022 at 01:46 PM.

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    Re: 1996 zxi 1100 just 1 spark when starting?

    Neither of those will work. The 3746 is for an STX so no trim control and the 3747 is for a 900.

    To the Op, check the insides first, specifically the rectifier. Also post pics of the inside of the EBox so we can see.

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    Re: 1996 zxi 1100 just 1 spark when starting?

    Agreed , pics

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    Re: 1996 zxi 1100 just 1 spark when starting?

    Quote Originally Posted by Chuey12 View Post
    I put a spark tester and I noticed that it would only do one spark (i see through the clear plastic on the testor)
    That is common on Kawasaki engines!

    Perform a ACv test on the stator.

    Spark plugs installed, ground the plug caps to the e-box,
    leave the connectors connected, lanyard in place, crank
    over the engine and measure each pair.

    Red to purple =
    Yellow to Black =
    Blue to green =



    Bill M.

    A single spark can drive a tech crazy, but it is just a
    weak or no spark problem.
    Last edited by wmazz; 06-28-2022 at 06:41 PM.
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    Re: 1996 zxi 1100 just 1 spark when starting?

    Guys, I'm out of ideas.
    - replaced cdi with working cdi
    -new stator. All resistances were normal (didn't do Ac test, didn't know exactly how)
    - replaced ignition coils
    -new regulator/rectifier
    -new battery.
    -orange and red wire to trim control have 12v.
    What am I missing??
    Any help would be appreciated by this desperate lost soul.....!!

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    Re: 1996 zxi 1100 just 1 spark when starting?

    Quote Originally Posted by Chuey12 View Post
    -new stator. All resistances were normal (didn't do Ac test, didn't know exactly how)
    - replaced ignition coils
    -new regulator/rectifier
    The AC voltage test is easy, and it is important because it is
    a reliable test to diagnose any magneto/cdi ignition's stator.

    Recently people have purchased Chinese replacement stators
    and they ohm out the same as oem, but have different AC voltage
    results, and didn't work as expected.

    The reg/rect isn't part of the ignition system. I am not sure how
    non-ignition parts affect a magneto/cdi system?


    Bill M.

    Another test that could be used (If we developed specs) is the
    "Peak DC Voltage" test. It could be applied to the stator, pick-up
    coil and CDI. The ignition coil is simple ohm test or visual inspection.

    The Peak DC Voltage test (pdcv_test) requires a simple circuit to be
    built, and used as a plug-in module to any multi-meter.

    Kawasaki began supping pdcv_test specs for the SXR 800. Honda,
    and Yamaha used to have a pdcv_tester available for their dealers.


    Ignitions should be tested in a logical order.
    Last edited by wmazz; 07-14-2022 at 10:24 PM.
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    Re: 1996 zxi 1100 just 1 spark when starting?

    flywheel magnets look good?
    1994 WB1 1100 conversion - 57mph on GPS

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    Re: 1996 zxi 1100 just 1 spark when starting?

    Ok bill, you've managed to build up my confidence! Here are the results....
    Red/purple= 7.67-8
    Yellow/black= 3.98
    Blue/green=.69

    Did I buy a crappy stator?? ( ( I can't find the norms on line)

    And yes, I know the reg/rec isn't part of ignition.(I only look stupid) Just wanted to state what has been changed.....and i haven't a clue what a "normal" flywheel magnet would look like!! Lol

    BTW. Thx everyone for taking time to help me....

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    Re: 1996 zxi 1100 just 1 spark when starting?

    PMed

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    Re: 1996 zxi 1100 just 1 spark when starting?

    Quote Originally Posted by Chuey12 View Post
    Ok bill, you've managed to build up my confidence! Here are the results....
    Red/purple= 7.67-8
    Yellow/black= 3.98
    Blue/green=.69

    Did I buy a crappy stator??

    And yes, I know the reg/rec isn't part of ignition.
    Just wanted to state what has been changed.....
    There is a lot of information out there, and often people
    are using Sea Doo's as an example of how to fix a
    Kawasaki.

    Quote Originally Posted by Myself View Post
    My notes show this for 1100 and early 900
    pickup.....grn-blu....1-1.5vac while cranking
    excitor.....pur-red.....65vac cranking
    excitor......yel-blk.....5-7vac cranking

    late 900 charging coil.......7-9vac cranking

    Bill M.

    The AC voltage and Peak voltage tests could be applied to other Yamaha,
    Sea Doo, Polaris, Tiger Sharks, and Wet Jet: Stators, pick-up coils, and
    CDI boxes. If we started an effort to measure and record values on running
    watercraft.

    As 2t watercraft get older good diagnostic information and parts are going
    to be difficult to find.
    Last edited by wmazz; 07-15-2022 at 05:52 PM.
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