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Not running i have a yamaha virago 125 on an S reg, not too many miles on the clock, it doesnt run at all, its as if the engine has seized. I have checked it out and it still has loads of oil it so, from past experience i can rule this out. have you any idea what it could be other than that.

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    I am not familiar with your bike but know motorcycle mechanics extremely well. Clarify a couple of things; 125cc or 250cc? Two stroke or four stroke? What year is the bike?

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Have you tried to push in gear ?

Remove the spark plug and see if this helps as there will be no obstruction to the compression.
Also remove the carburators and see if the intake are clean from any corrosion probabley due to water entered into the system thus seizing the valves and piston.
If all is clean and ok, thn the engine may have to be dismantled to check the siezure, could be at the crankshaft or the cylinders at the piston.
Not a bad idea if you first remove the starter motor thn tryto push it with any gear selected .

Good luck .

Knight (Yamaha XJ 750 A 1981)

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