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post #1 of 4 Old 01-06-2007, 09:21 PM Thread Starter
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Well here goes. My baby will not start. It is an 07 with 1243 miles on the clock. Over the holidays I did the doo, ran the valves. They were at the tight end of the specs. Pulled the carb. Removed the idle screw cover plug, and installed Fred's brass thumb screw idle jet adjuster screw. I set tee at max. loose to allow for them to get tight again. I have fire at and through the coil. Pulled the plug, it is firing, but is dry. Removed the hex plug in the bottom of the carb. and get some residual fuel to drain out. Switched the hose at fuel tank drain cock with the one at the carb. still will not start. Timing is dead on according to the book and the timing marks on the stator side of the engine. Battery is full charged as I hook it up to a battery tender at all times in the garage. Even gave it a snort of WD-40 down its throat while cranking. Still no fire.

I am open to ideas, and proactive suggestions.

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post #2 of 4 Old 01-06-2007, 10:20 PM
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my guess would be that the woodruff key got knocked out of it's slot and the rotor is out of time.
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post #3 of 4 Old 01-07-2007, 06:57 AM
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Check the choke cable to ensure it is working right.
Check to make sure all the hoses are on the carb and tank.
Check the petcock to make sure the gas is on.

Then I would think maybe a peice of junk is clogging the carb not allowing the gas to go through.

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post #4 of 4 Old 01-07-2007, 03:26 PM
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Well, I'd be suspect of the kick stand switch and the clutch switch. Those are the only two items I can think of that would keep a fireing spark plug from at least a partial kick even with the timing off. However, if the clutch switch was bad you'd think it wouldn't even crank. Same for the kick stand switch. Maybe a bad ground? :???: A lot of possibilities. Good luck.

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