I took it out this mornin jst to warm it up, turned the bike on an the started it with the choke on, it soon cut out, hit the starter button an nothing happened, the starter didnt even make an noise, this is my 1st bike an i dont kno where to start.
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Re: my engine wont start
Check battery for full charge and tight cables.use test light check for power to starter when pushing start button.if there is, check starter. if none check for power to start solenoid on small wire going to it w/ testlight when you press start.if none, check start button, & wiring.if youi have power to it,but no start, take large screwdriver & make contact between both solenoid cable posts,make sure bike is in neutral. should crank, confirming that solenoid is bad.also, even if the solenoid has no power going to it to energize it you can still use the screwdriver trick to get bike to crank.
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My bike cut out after a short time when the choke was released when warm. I changed the crank position sensor and did all relevant checks. took it to a Triumph dealer who took three weeks to repair the bike. They said that it turned out to be a perished carb' diaphragm which let the needle drop when as vacuum decreased when the revs dropped as the choke was returned.
Cold starting problems from a carbureted engine? Bet if you get your choke adjusted right, it will solve it. If you can screech the tires, this Tercel may be worth saving! Just get a mechanic friend or pay someone to fix the choke. Doesn't take a long time if you know how. If you've never adjusted or worked on one, it's not so fun. Hard to explain too. The choke plate or flap should be almost closed completely when starting. Soon as engine is cranked or running, the plate should open a small amount more, but still nearly closed. Then as engine warms, the plate should gradually open until it is completely open after about 5-10 minutes. The choke cuts off the air supply to the engine. A cold engine needs a richer gas mixture to run good, and most importantly to start easy.
The fuel in the carburetor float chambers is boiling while it sits, and flooding the engine. If it has a fuel petcock turn that off, and let the bike stop through fuel starvation. Then there will be no fuel in there to boil.
well you hit it right on the head there,, its the jets in the carb blocked up,,strip down carb and clean out all the jets with carb cleaner and compressed air dont go poking any thing into the jets as you will distroy them that way,,, another way of clearing the jets out that you could try first is,,,take off the air filter and start the engine up on choke in needs be,,rev the motor up high and slam your hand over the carb intake,,removing it just before the motor cuts out do this a good fuw times and it some times??? only some times clears the carb jets out for you
first drain the carby, then set your air mixture screw 2 turns out, from the fully turned in position. The starting proceedure is as follows, when the engine is COLD, turn on fuel, pull on the choke fully, and kick the engine over. DO NOT use any throttle, when the engine is cold, and the choke is on. Remember Choke on, NO throttle. When warm, no choke, and a little throttle when kicking.
I would sujest makeing sure that the bowl on carb is full of gas, if that is fine then i would try the times outidle screw, all way snug then turn if 1 1/2, hopefully checked plug first off may be needed to be changed. hope this helps