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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-31-2015, 05:25 PM Thread Starter
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I have a 2010 Victory Hammer 8 ball.... and I have no spark, and absolutely no clue why. I have checked fuses, and voltage everywhere. I even went as far as to change my ignition coil pack and did nothing for me. its such an eye sore sitting in my garage knowing it wont run. any help from you guys would be amazing. next thing I can think of is the ECM and ive got a feeling that's going to cost me a pretty penny... I'm some what mechanically inclined and Ive done extensive research but I cant find a for sure answer anywhere. the bike cranks just fine, ive got plenty of compression and voltage on the battery and all that. like I said guys any kind of help will be amazing.

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do you have power going to the coil. Pull the gas tank and check wires.
what have you done to the bike as of late. Rule of thumb is all ways go back to what you did last and check to see if all is good.

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Haven't done anything. It ran fine for a couple days then just stopped. I've got power to the coil. Plug wires are good two brand new plugs as well. I'll pull the tank and start checking wires. Is there anyway I can tell if it's my ecm or anything without hooking the bike up to a diognostics test? It's going to run me $100 just to get them to find the problem then no telling how much they want to fix the thing.
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Start with the stupid simple stuff-check your engine on/off switch and ensure it's functioning correctly.
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is the bike in gear.
pull in clutch or put in neutral.
Pull spark plug out of bike. Now put plug in wire and set it on motor or with a piece of wood hold it to motor so its grounded. Now put button you should see a spark

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Be sure to remove your battery terminal leads, clean them, and reattach using star washers. One thing about Vic's is a loose connection can really do some screwy things with these bikes.
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I have a 2010 Victory Hammer 8 ball.... and I have no spark, and absolutely no clue why. I have checked fuses, and voltage everywhere. I even went as far as to change my ignition coil pack and did nothing for me. its such an eye sore sitting in my garage knowing it wont run. any help from you guys would be amazing. next thing I can think of is the ECM and ive got a feeling that's going to cost me a pretty penny... I'm some what mechanically inclined and Ive done extensive research but I cant find a for sure answer anywhere. the bike cranks just fine, ive got plenty of compression and voltage on the battery and all that. like I said guys any kind of help will be amazing.

Thanks in advance,
Cody
Cody there is a pick up for the timing wheel that could be bad or covered with metallic sludge that would not give the ecm a fire signal. Any of the wiring to it could be damaged also or a plug could be corroded lowering the voltage to the point where the ECM can't see it as a fire signal. There is probably more also.
There are lots of reasons it might not be firing. The stop run circuit is always suspect in cases like this as mentioned. I'd at least do a close visual inspection of that related stuff.

I would recommend you download the manual and run through the factory troubleshooting guide for the ignition. There is a whole section on ignition troubleshooting that steps you through each bit systematically. That is where I would start. Plugs don't get fully plugged in at the factory, wires in plugs get poor soldering jobs or crimped on the insulation sometimes and insulation rubs off over time when cables don't quite get installed properly or get moved around during service and maintenance. With the ecm it either gets what it needs or it doesn't fire the coil.

I wouldn't throw any more money at it till you have the manual on your computer and read the ignition troubleshooting section.

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