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No spark at the plugs

I have no spark at the plugs, the fuel pump is not drawing in fuel either even though there is fuel running from the tank, the other problem I have is that two of the spark plugs (outside cyclinders) are just turning in the head and wont come out, should I just burn the bloody thing?
Thanks, Martin

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  • muriel631 Jan 30, 2009

    Hi, and thanks for he help, I was afraid of that, it was an old wreck that I got and am trying to fix up as Im broke and NEED A BIKE! I 'll just have to get at it, thanks bro, regards, Martin

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I find gelignite works better and leaves a more lasting impression.

Martin if two plugs just turn in the head they are stripped.... removal of the head is required and probably replacing it... that's just a start... what happened to the bike anyways ?

Robert

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    Roberta Smith Jan 30, 2009

    I love working on projects like that if they don't become too expensive.... let us know how you make out and i believe i have access to the manual so leave question here if you run into problems.



    Robert

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