there is only one set of points. Both plugs spark when they are connected to the good side.MrSciTrek said:Is there a set of points for each plug?
The points have to have current. Maybe a wire got pinched or smashed or worn (abraided) & sufficient current is not getting through.
The plugs are both tested good, yes? Both spark when hooked to the good side?
Nevermind, if there's only one set of points and you're getting spark it's got to be a short somewhere in the line. Trace it out, you'll find it.fidopunk said:You know, another thing my 360 is notorious for is the points cover shorting out the points contacts... this may sound retarded, but have you tried running it without the points cover?
in what line?fidopunk said:Nevermind, if there's only one set of points and you're getting spark it's got to be a short somewhere in the line. Trace it out, you'll find it.fidopunk said:You know, another thing my 360 is notorious for is the points cover shorting out the points contacts... this may sound retarded, but have you tried running it without the points cover?
So you have a set of points meaning one dedicated to the left and one dedicated to the right, correct? So the points get their spark from the magneto, there's no coils and there's no condenser, right?Hunter4570 said:im only getting a spark out of one point. I checked to see if the brushes are making good contact and they are, i even cleaned it up inside the magneto to where they make contact at.
It has no coils, I have continuity on both plug wires. Im getting good flow from the tank as well, that was one of my first thoughts so i checked that. And also ive replaced the batter, its fully charged. Ive been messing with this now for about 6 months. Im just wondering if i dont need to get it completely rebuild, i just have to find someone around here to do it. Any other thoughts?fidopunk said:If it's only got one set of points and no condenser, then somewhere down that line from points to plug there has to be a short because your other spark plug is getting spark.
Does it have the screw on style plug boots? Maybe you've got a bad connection there? Maybe the boot is just dirty. Check to make sure you've got an adequate amount of wire stripped and that the boot is on tight.
Does it have one coil or two coils? One of the coils could be bad-- it happens, just not often. Swap them. Try a car coil off an old Brit car if you've got one. I've used them of Triumphs and MG's.
The easiest but least technical way to troubleshoot a twin like this is one-at-a-time start switching components from the left to the right and see when your problem transfers.
Honestly, my 360 has had every problem known to man cause it to run on one cylinder. I swear to you, and this is a known problem for the 360, it's got a crummy pick up in the pet cock, and if it doesn't have enough fuel, it'll start running on one cylinder only-- I know it sounds retarded, but just check and see that it's got a full tank.
Also, the 360 will run on one cylinder if the battery doesn't have a full charge-- maybe the Norton is similar?