Question about 2002 kawasaki KMX 125
I bought my first geared bike the other day and i rode it around my estate and went down a gear too fast and the engine started howling and then cut out, it wouldnt start after this and still hasnt for the past two days. i took the spark plug out, cleaned it and left it out for a while to get the fumes out of the cylinder. when i put it back in it still wouldnt start. when i got home i took the fuel pipe going from the tank to the carb, out of the carb and turned the petrol tap on but no petrol came out. so i emptied the tank and cleaned out the tap and realised it had sand blocking it. i unblocked it and dried it out. then put it back together. i then turned the tap on and the petrol started running through and into the carb and out the overflow pipe. its only had a new piston in it quite recently so maybe i snapped the ringwhen going down the gears ? but as i looked at the bike again today i tried starting it and it ticked over for about two seconds then cut out . i realised petrol dripping from near the manifold, and saw that where the exhaust connected it had gaps in between the two bolts. could this cause a loss of compression? hence the bike not starting? or could anything else be wrong. thankyou.
To me I want to know how old that gas is. If it smells like old paint or stale at all you need to rid the complete system. Then you need to take your carb. off and take it apart and clean it and all the jets, since you said there was sand in the gas tank.
Posted on Jan 05, 2009
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