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post #1 of 25 Old 07-18-2008, 06:28 PM Thread Starter
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Doo doo-doo

Just did the Doo, now it doo not start.

'03, new plug=nice blue spark.
Fuel is flowing.
Got compression.

crap.

Yea the old Doo was busted and
some parts are no doubt by the screen.

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post #2 of 25 Old 07-18-2008, 06:32 PM
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Did you remember to re-plug in the little wire by the countershaft sprocket?

What's it doing? Is it turning over but not making any signs of starting, or is it not doing anything??
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post #3 of 25 Old 07-18-2008, 06:58 PM Thread Starter
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Did you remember to re-plug in the little wire by the countershaft sprocket?

What's it doing? Is it turning over but not making any signs of starting, or is it not doing anything??
I never unplugged any wire there. That's the N sw right?

It turns over as normal but no go. not even a pop.

I rode it into the shed and shut it off yesterday. Was running just fine.

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post #4 of 25 Old 07-18-2008, 07:07 PM
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Yep.. Neutral wire. Check to see if it's plugged in, just in case.. Make sure it's not pinched, too..
After that, start with the simple stuff.. Kill switch, and anything else that you can see or touch..

After that, give a shout to Eagle Mike tomorrow, or tear it back apart to see if anything looks goofy.. In reality, unless the key didn't go into the correct location and fell out why putting the fly wheel on, it should run.

Also, check to see if your vacuum line is back on the petcock. Bypass the petcock with a soda bottle of gas and a fuel line directly to the carb to see if that's the issue..
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post #5 of 25 Old 07-18-2008, 07:29 PM Thread Starter
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I just went out and:

Checked valve timing by lifting the cam cover, looking at the marks, all is well.
Good spark.
I have the tank off right now with a remote mini tank and the vac line plugged, gas coming out of bowl drain when loosened.
The comp will blow my finger off the sp hole when cranking.

Very odd.

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post #6 of 25 Old 07-18-2008, 07:33 PM
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Very odd is correct..
I'd still double check that stupid little wire by the countershaft sprocket..

Other than that, you seem very knowledgable about the bike and what to look for.. I'm stumped.
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post #7 of 25 Old 07-18-2008, 07:57 PM
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OK, you've got spark and compression. You're lacking fuel to the cylinder or timing off. Try a couple of sprays of WD40 or carb cleaner into the airbox and see if it will hit and run a little. If it will run thru several cycles, I'd guess the timing was ok and that would leave only a fuel issue.
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post #8 of 25 Old 07-18-2008, 08:01 PM Thread Starter
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Spark timing? The pick up is on the alt/flywheel right?

If the key slipped out as I put the assembly together that woud alter the ign timing. While trying to start it, it farted once. Sounds like timing.

Class..............Beuller?

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post #9 of 25 Old 07-18-2008, 08:14 PM
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"Class.....Bueller?" As with many other things, I don't git it.

Maybe the MSF course thru H-D that uses Buell Blasts?
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post #10 of 25 Old 07-18-2008, 08:36 PM Thread Starter
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No biggie IRON, Ferris Bueller's day off, an older comedy..anyhow.....

Pilot error.
I went to remove the flywheel and I as I threaded the puller in the wheel moved! This is by hand..
The key was not holding the wheel AND I had the thrust washer that's supposed to go outside the wheel was inside the wheel. Good thing it didn't start!!!

Learn by others' example and errors.

It runs great and sounds even better with a working Doo.

Now to top off the oil and re-tank etc. I will change oil soon and dig around the oil screen too.

Thank you for your support.

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