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Old 02-19-2013, 08:42 AM   #7358
Albie
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Originally Posted by SKINNY View Post
I had a similar issue with a 1959 Ducati 175cc. Pulled the clutch in...giant backfire...launched the muffler tip about 100 yards...and died. After several of these episodes, I pulled the gas tank and found that the clutch cable was pushing the coil wire against the frame and grounding thru a bare spot on the wire..
I keep getting a hilarious mental picture of this.
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