well tested the ht resistance again and it was 23K!!! so something wrong. I pulled the coil out and (for you gaz) took the oppertunity to put another system earth lead in for the coil
I love a good earth, don't you!!
anyway pulls the coil out and the ht joiner (supplied by yamaha) Mech you suspected this and you were right, had a split in it, the bikes only clocked up 5 bloody miles since this was new and rebuilt, on further examination it would bend in half and exposed a spring?
so I cut the insullation off and found this thing screws together with a pen like spring to join the 2 halves, absalute rubbish. I measured the ht coil resistance to now 5.2k so a marked change towards the book. I jerry rigged it up and it kicked over 1st time with no probs, revved and ticked over, so I think we have found the prob.
Guys never fit one of these joiners they are crap.
I assembled it and tested it no resistance through it., it is goosed
the points don;t spark either when it is running so assume this is correct for the future note. see pics below
now I think I may get a new unit (ht coil) and fit it. in the mean time I am just wondering best practice to join it, either solder, or cut a screw (tapper ) down and screw the 2 cables together and finally when joined encapsulate it in 2 pack poly resin. I have too do some of this work next week for some subsea cables so could cover it then. thanks for the fast responses. butties will be on me next week, as I said in the ace cafe post I still have not got transport, so if this is the case I will paypal andy web the cash for all to enjoy brekkie on me, well not all other wise I will be skint and need a new coil
so brekkie for