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Starting problem All of a sudden the bike would not turn over first i thought it was the battery that wasent it then I thought the starter was shot I dont think that was it I went to do a complete electrical search for the problem I opened the airbox to check the filter and found white oil I drained it completly imediatly and it all came out like milk What can I use to clean the rest of that crap out of the engine and could that have been preventing my bike from starting?

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If you bike wont turn over and your oil looks like milk you probly seized your engine.

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