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Last week I had an electrical problem that was resolved with a new battery.
Then this week I developed a sudden no start problem, caused by a no spark problem.
So you do the research and start looking for the cause of the problem.
As soon as I took the tank off to get a look at the ignition coil, there it was staring right at me. The tab on the coil where the exciter wire attaches had totally rusted through and broke off so there was nothing triggering the coil. Should be an easy fix, just ordered a new coil on Ebay and wait 'till Tues. for it to arrive.
The main problem I have with my bike is rust, because I live right on the Gulf of Mexico and the humidity and probably salt in the air attacks everything I own and it's almost impossible to keep up with it. I used to joke that I clean my bike with sandpaper to get the rust off, then cover it with Ospho and painting it to try and control it, but it's a lost cause.
Here's some pics of what I found. That metal probe is through the hole on that tab that snapped (rusted) off.
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Ski Pro 3 asked "That tab on the coil is STEEL?! I thought mine was brass. Gonna go check.... Yup, brass or at least brass colored."
The broken off piece of mine is steel, is strongly attracted to a magnet, brass and copper are not. Yours is probably made the same. Mine looked like this after wiping it off with sandpaper.
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Dielectric grease is not a conductor of electricity, it is used to keep moisture or contaminants out of the contact area, not to help them keep or make contact. You could slobber it on the plug after the connection is made, but do not put it into the plug before making the connection, you may get a bad connection.
 
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