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'13 Hyperstrada won't start

This is the first spring the old girl has not fired up first or second try. The horizontal plug is wet with fuel so it's getting gas but there seems to be no spark. I took the tank off and emptied all the old fuel, installed new spark plugs, checked the air filter, checked the coil connections, checked all the fuses, cleaned up the ground on the side of the case....

Is there a relay somewhere I should replace? Suggestions please.

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This is the first spring the old girl has not fired up first or second try. The horizontal plug is wet with fuel so it's getting gas but there seems to be no spark. I took the tank off and emptied all the old fuel, installed new spark plugs, checked the air filter, checked the coil connections, checked all the fuses, cleaned up the ground on the side of the case....

Is there a relay somewhere I should replace? Suggestions please.

TIA

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Did you confirm that the new spark plugs are producing a spark?

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Pretty sure there's no spark, the Horizontal plug was wet with gas.

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Just because the plug is wet doesn't mean you aren't getting a spark. You could be getting a weak spark (yellowish color) or getting a strong spark (blue), but at the wrong time.

Check the plug outside of the engine to see if its getting spark. Have the plug in the coil or spark plug wire, ground it to the engine, and turn over the engine watching for spark.

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Still won't start

Yes, there is a spark in the horizontal cylinder, have not yet checked the vertical cylinder cause the fuel tank has to come off.

Is there a fuel filter on the fuel pump assembly inside the tank like there was on the old St's? I wonder if it's just not getting enough fuel...

TIA for any suggestions.

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Yuck, just checked the Ducati Omaha parts pages and the whole fuel pump assembly is described as a flange and cost $1123US! Hope it's something else.

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