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Yamaha 2001 Raptor 660, sat for a year, wont start, starter is ok, battery is ok, spark is great, but it sounds like starter is not engaging, when it does engage bike just cranks and cranks.

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Your gas is bad.  I have to change my all the time If your starter turns but dose not engage the starter barring is out DO NOT BUY STOCK. buy after market when you replace that.  they 

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Clean your carb as it is most likely varnished up after sitting for a whole year.

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Drain and replace the gas with fresh.
Remove the air cleaner and spray carb cleaner into the inlet. Work your throttle a little then put everything back together and try to start it.

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Hi, Anonymous and the usual suspects are:
1. Severely discharged or a damaged battery, should have 12.5 volts or better and be able to pass a load test if necessary.
2. Check battery terminals for damage or corrosion, check the battery cables at "BOTH" ends for loose, corroded, or broken connectors, "INSIDE" and outside the cable harness, perform connector wiggle test and check cables with an ohmmeter if necessary.
3. Faulty main circuit breaker and or connections.
4. Faulty ignition coil and or connections.
5. Faulty spark plug, oil or gas fouled, wrong heat range or service type, wrong gap, loose in the cylinder head, broken electrode or insulator.
6. Faulty spark plug cables, leaking or broken, internal damage check for spark leakage in the dark.
7. Faulty ignition module, switch, CKP, MAP, CMP, sensor and or any connector in the ignition circuit could have corroded, loose, or broken pins/sockets
8. Burnt exhaust valve or air leak in the exhaust system.
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Hi, I have a Yamaha xtz 660 1998 model, the problem is that the starter is continously engaged as in starting as soon as the battery is connected! - even without the ignition on, is there an easy solution...


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My 660 raptor quad is making like a humming/deep whistling sound when I try to start and won't start. It has good spark and new fuel. I noticed that the oil tank has built up pressure as I opened it the...


Sounds like the carb has over flowed and filled the crankcase with gas.
You will need to drain the oil, and re-fill it with new oil at the proper amount. Also replace the oil filter.
Clean the air filter and replace the spark plug.
Clean the carb, making sure the float and float needle are functioning properly.
That should fix you up!
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Yamaha 2001 Raptor 660, need to clean my carb


Drain and replace the gas with fresh.
Remove the air cleaner and spray carb cleaner into the inlet. Work your throttle a little then put everything back together and try to start it.

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