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Wont tick over

Just bought this bike and it started fine, took it for a quick spin and it just died on me. i have checked all the obvious reasons, ie, spark plugs, fuel line, carburettor, piston rings on compression, automatic choke. all is fine but just cant seem to get it on tick over. could it be anything electrical. need advice desperately.

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Don't be desperate. You say it will not tick over ... does this mean the starter will not run when you press the button? If this is the case, I would suspect the battery. You should check the voltage and you should find at least 11 volts. You can have the battery checked where batteries are sold. Also worth considering is the start solenoid. You can check this with a volt/ohm meter also. But before you do anything else ... try starting again after you make the following checks: Gas tank full and fuel valve on ... let me say that again ... Gas in the tank and the fuel valve in the on position - Make sure your kick stand is in the stored position, Make sure transmission is in neutral, Make sure you have pulled in on the clutch lever and Make sure the kill switch is in the RUN position.

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you didnt say if the bike sat up for a while, if it has you have stopped up carbs the bike will run with the choke on but shut off when the choke is off says no fuel going thru the low speed jets clean them by taking the float bowls off and blowing them out with high pressure air

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Check the piston to cylinder clearance.You very well could have wore either the piston and/or the cylinder.
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I have an 03 FLSTC, same issue. Went through four starters before 70k miles. Problem solved when I had both the gear reduction and compression releases installed. Have 40k miles on my fifth starter and no problems.

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carb could be clogged with trash even though fuel is gettin to carb the main jet could be blocked not letting fuel enter intake

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