Last night the battery and all 3 spark plugs were replaced. After putting the bike back together, it fired up on the first try. When giving the bike a test ride, it felt a little weak, like it was lacking in power/acceleration.
This morning, the engine would stop every time I came to a complete stop and right before lunch, the bike died again altogether and won't start back up again. I've looked all over the bike for problems and even asked a few guys around my workplace about possible solutions.
So far, I've had a guy tell me that it's possible that the spark plugs have been wired improperly. I've found a green wire that's just hanging loose under the seat. The wire is closest to the brake light. The gas tank seems to be taking in a lot of pressure. When I opened up the tank, there was a loud pssssssst! sound and that sound will happen every time the tank is closed for 5+ minutes.
We've tried jumping the bike with a car battery and it started for about 2 seconds and then died again. I'm all out of ideas. The bike has less than 3000 mi on it and has never been ridden hard. The only aftermarekt work done to it is a fender eliminator and an integrated taillight. Anyone else seeing something that I missed?
I think you may find that either the tank breather tube is blocked or you v trapped it when the petrol tank was refitted .
Check the small hole just inside the locking cap blow down it then check the hose under the tank
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1. check for spark, check spark plug for fuel too. alot or none.
2.make sure your getting fuel to the carb
3. check your compression since you put the new top end on.
must be 114 psi or better.
3.make sure your reed valves are good. 4. make sure, your exhaust pipe is not clogged.
If you have good spark, fuel flowing, and compression, it will start.
if you took the rotor off make sure the keyway was installed or it wont fire correctly, the rotor will spin on the shaft if there is not a keyway installed.
make sure you have good gasoline, and good oil mix i run 50:1 fuel oil mix. You bike will start up if you have, spark, fuel, compression Best Regards Big Al
try pulling the plug, stick a screwdriver in the end of the spark plug wire and hold it to the metal of the bike try starting it if it has fire you wil get a spark. if no spark try checking the points they may have burned out ... good luck
You have to check of there is sparks at the spark plug and also if the fuel is being injected to the combustion chamber.
Crank start the engine for a short while and thn remove one spark plug, if fuel is injected you will see tht the plug is wet.
To check for sparks to the plug, wipe tht plug dry if its wet due to gas, thn earth the spark plug body to the engine and crank start, if theres sparks you will see.
If you both of these thn it the engine must fire.
I guess one is missing.
Hope this helps!
no, i leave mine on all the time! unless you have a sticking float ...that might let fuel creep into the cylinder over night and cause flooding...turn kill switch off, choke closed, throttle open full max, then crank for ten seconds then let set for about a minute to let starter cool down then see if it starts. if that doesn't work then try to push start it..if that doesnt work then take it back to the repair shop.
Hi there, try this sometimes the stand switch can make the bike not work if has got rusted at the back.and check or replace the coil., then check if you are getting a spark from the plug by putting the spark plug on top of the head. The next thing is if the bike turns over but not fire up, you need to strip down carb and clean jets, also check petrol value under the tank If you have a book it will go through this step by step. good luck.