This is my first post after recently joining the club.
I’m trying to get my Ducati 500 Desmo Sport going again and wanted to know some basic checks I can conduct on the electrical system. I have a multi-meter.
The key question I wondered if anyone knew my confirm whether my woes are with a faulty ignition coil.
The bike is electric start only and turns over well and freely but doesn’t get a spark. All lights, indicators, horn function perfectly. Upon checking the ignition coil I get a reading of 12.7V when the ignition is turned on at the key. It drops to 10.4V or so when actually turning over on the starter button. However I can’t get a spark? I tried removing / replacing the plug caps. Removing / replacing the HT leads. I even tried a different ignition coil which behaved in the same fashion. If power is going in but not coming out surely this is at fault?
Any advice / help would be much appreciated.