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post #1 of 5 Old 01-17-2009, 02:47 PM Thread Starter
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haven't started in awhile, bike won't start now

haven't started the bike since the end of november. Been way too cold here. Tried starting it yesterday, but it just kept turning over. Strong battery, starter was doin it's job, just not starting. What do u think?
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post #2 of 5 Old 01-17-2009, 04:04 PM
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Hit the air intake with a shot of starter fluid (carb cleaner will work) and see it it fires. Go from there - could be several things.
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post #3 of 5 Old 01-17-2009, 04:21 PM
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I can't do much better than that BIGIRON.

I will ask did you pop the plug cap and check for spark during all that cranking?

No? Pop the cap put in a nail or similar metal object hold by rubber with nail 1/2" or less from engine, crank starter, got spark, then you are loaded up or clogged up or simply in need of a new plug and fresh gas.

Just like your lawnmower only bigger Dude.

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post #4 of 5 Old 01-18-2009, 12:11 PM
 
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It's not uncommon for the fuel to evaporate from the carb while it sits. You then have to crank for awhile to get enough vacumn to open the fuel valve. If you put some vacum on the valve it will fill the carb and then it should start. Maybe.
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post #5 of 5 Old 01-26-2009, 03:54 PM Thread Starter
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sprayed a shot of starter fluid in the airbox and she fired right up. Took it out for a couple miles and ran great. Crisis averted.
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