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Starting and general running

Engine does not start with starter motor. on pressing the start button the motor will swing over once and then rotate once very slowly, and by keeping the button in continues to give one quick rotation and one slow rotation. motorcycle was towed and eventually started, but would not idle and then cut out. what should i look for ?
also the previous owner removed the petrol tank, and did not know how to put it back correctly. is it possible to send a diagramme of the fuel system from tank to carbs.


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  • classicworx Dec 05, 2008

    this motorcycle has a doubble tank, with pipes coming from both sides. which one goes where ?



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The fuel system should just run directly to the carbs through filters. The starter though, sounds as though the cannot turn the engine over. And if it was push started and didn't run.....then I would guess there are internal engine issues. That is just a worst case prognosis. There are a few options otherwise. Try a new starter. Make sure the battery is fully charged. If that bike uses a coil system then the battery has to have a charge in order for the coils to keep the bike running.

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