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Engine Won't Start

Post by bikeireland on Tue 04 Nov 2014, 8:10 am

Hi,Last Thursday I was finding it difficult to start the bike as the day went on.Friday would not start at all.Replaced start Motor brushes,New Battery,Air Filter,Another set of Carbs that only recently came out of another bike,Oil Change + Filter had already put new plugs in about 3 weeks ago engine turning over but nothing happening compression is ok.Any Ideas.Cheers
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Re: Engine Won't Start

Post by jerryfudd on Tue 04 Nov 2014, 9:22 am

might be way off base but are you getting a spark on the plugs? or checked the fuel supply?
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Re: Engine Won't Start

Post by bikeireland on Tue 04 Nov 2014, 9:57 am

Very Good Spark and plenty of fuel
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Re: Engine Won't Start

Post by jerryfudd on Tue 04 Nov 2014, 10:02 am

(kill switch?)

I only say it as I've done it as has another unnamed member of this forum.....

is it even sounding like it's trying to crank over when you push the starter button or doing anything? have you tried a rolling start?
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Re: Engine Won't Start

Post by bikeireland on Tue 04 Nov 2014, 10:49 am

She's flooding and fuel in one of the cyclinder going to let i dry out and see what happens.fuel was coming out of top over flow on carbs as well.did try push start didn't work will give it an hour.
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Re: Engine Won't Start

Post by teamster1975 on Tue 04 Nov 2014, 11:21 am

If it's flooding one of the floats may be stuck. Have you still got your original carbs?
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Re: Engine Won't Start

Post by bikeireland on Tue 04 Nov 2014, 11:29 am

yes but they are not great even though they have been vacuumed they were always uneven could never figure out why
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Re: Engine Won't Start

Post by eternally_troubled on Tue 04 Nov 2014, 12:51 pm

If there's fuel coming out of the overflow then that is wrong; it is probably a stuck float (as mentioned above). You'll want to fix that before trying anything else or trying to diagnose the original problem.

You mentioned that the bike was getting harder to start on Friday; it is worth checking the vacuum pipe that connects to the fuel tap - if it is old it can fail which will cause all sorts of strange problems (until it fails completely, then the bike won't work at all).

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Re: Engine Won't Start

Post by bikeireland on Tue 04 Nov 2014, 1:08 pm

have done all that
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Re: Engine Won't Start

Post by badseeds on Tue 04 Nov 2014, 11:55 pm

Have you definitely refitted the fuel tap vacuum hose? I've been scoobied by that one!
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Re: Engine Won't Start

Post by bikeireland on Wed 05 Nov 2014, 9:32 am

First thing I always do.Sent to workshop to sort out problem.
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Re: Engine Won't Start

Post by mcalvert39 on Sun 09 Nov 2014, 5:16 pm

Any luck?
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Re: Engine Won't Start

Post by bikeireland on Sun 09 Nov 2014, 7:16 pm

Waiting for a new head gasket can't find anything else.

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