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Hi, i have a 1990 honda cb1 (cb400). the problem i have is getting it started, it doesnt like starting with the choke and it seems to catch when i take my thumb off the starter button. even when the engine is hot its hard to start. could it be a bad earth wire or something else ? thanks in advance for any help :)

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I'd try all the basics first... make sure you change the air filter! I let mine become very clogged and that made it diffuclt to get the bike to start. I just changed the plugs and oil in my bike yesterday. Changing the plugs has made the bike run a lot smoother, not to mention the fresh oil!

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Hi!

Nahh, i dont think the problem is any wire, the problem is more lite the sparking plug or the carburettors. Is is after all a 1990 model, i dont know when you replaced the sparking plugs last time, but im sure you never cleaned the carburettors.

Try first to replace the sparking plugs,thats the easy job, if that dosent make is start easyer then you have to take the carburattors down and clean them, and thats the hard job.

Good luck
Nic

Posted on Apr 03, 2009

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