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Pull the plug and check its condition, you probably are dislodging stuff from the lower end of the engine similar to what your piston sides looked like or worse.
check if you have compression, the rings may be sticky and or stuck in the piston.
double check that there's fuel in the carb bowl, and not lots of stuff disturbed from the tank and now in carb. not the first cleaned carb being refilled with crud from the tank.
try looking for vacuum leaks, carb leaner works well if it is running by spraying small shots around carb mounting boots/flanges.
you also may have poor main crank seals
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: kawasaki kmx 125 2002 wont start
To me I want to know how old that gas is. If it smells like old paint or stale at all you need to rid the complete system. Then you need to take your carb. off and take it apart and clean it and all the jets, since you said there was sand in the gas tank.
Posted on Jan 05, 2009
You have several possibilities;
Posted on Aug 12, 2009
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Your bike has a diaphragm on the carb. Every time you twist the throttle a shot of gas goes into the cylinder. Chances are you are flooding the engine by twisting the throttle too often. Flooding can create a backfire. Start with a clean dry plug. Twist the throttle once then leave it alone for about six kicks. Repeat the process if needed.
Posted on Aug 13, 2009
Testimonial: "thanks i it doesnt start well unless i rev it but i tried turning up the idle and its fine now and doesnt backfire as much thanks again"
if it has reed valves, check them for either cracked or broken pedals. also try starting it with the air filter removed. also make sure the choke is operating properly
Posted on Oct 22, 2009
you can trace if a coil is bad by using multi tester and check the voltage coming from it.,the volts shall be not less than six ( 6)Volts.But the problem if you dont have a multi tester?Ok,kick the starter of the motorcycle and at the same time slightly ground the wire from the coil into the cranckcase..,and if you can notice that the spark will produce a burning sound with a blue fire ,then your coil is still good.
By the way,i think your problem is not in the coil itself but either of the following:
1. The ignition coil is bad.
2. The condenser have a leak or shorted.
3. the contact point.Maybe it needs to replace or just needing a good adjustment of the "timing".
4. Or,just simply change the sparkplug.
Posted on Nov 27, 2009
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