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Wont start my cbr 400rr 1988 wont start have clean fuel in tank spark from the plugs and smells of petrol been stood for a while drove it back from my freinds house three weeks ago and now nothing. cheers any thoughts willl be helpful

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The old petrol has buggered up the jets a good carb cleaning will fix the carbs now drain the old petrol out and get new dont try to mix old and new gas it does no good please give us a rate hope this helps

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Sat for awhile, turns over but wont start. could plug be fowled out?


most likely the fuel. if your using the petrol that was in before it stood it could be that. clean tank and card add new petrol. take out spark plug ( check for spark ) and check the end . if its black clean that too

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Sounds like you have trash in your tank or line. I've seen this happen with atv's even though you believe all your fuel going in is clean, stuff can still get in unknowingly to you. I've seen a floating honey bee in a cars fuel tank cause all kinds of problems like that. Owner spent countless hours and dollars replacing sensors, solenoids, and come to find out the dead bee would stay afloat normally, but when the fuel pump pulled it into the screen, the fuel flow would either be minimal or totally stop it all together. Pull that fuel line off and turn your petcock valve on and off to see if fuel comes out good or partially. Your bike may be getting fuel fine during low speed and idle, but upon demand when more fuel is needed to accelerate, the flow is restricted somewhere and it starves the carbs. Hope this helps.

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check the spark plug. if was working fine before i would start there and work your way back from that. clean the spark plug and test on a meter top part to the tip on the electrode. then check the lead then the wire/s into the coil pack

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FIRST CHECK SPARK PLUGS CLEAN OR REPLACE THEM REMOVE OLD PETROL FROM TANK AND REPLACE WITH NEW
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Try a new spark plug, that would be your best bet, if that fails charge your battery and heck with a volt meter that it is 12.5V if that still does not work replace your ignition coil, they can go at any point in time :)

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First see if runs on prime. Even though fuel is getting to the carbs doesnt mean they arent gummed up inside and not functioning properly.
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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.

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you say its see its been serviced if i was you i would buy new plugs if that doesnt work try cleaning carbs and fuel filters and as to starting a 4 stoke they usualy need full on choke in cold weather when you buy plugs get a hotter rated plugs /before you try above take out spark plug/s and brush end that goes into engine with a small wire brush clean well then warm plugs with lighter or burner and replace then try to start bike

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