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Turns over but wont start. Sounds like its not getting fuel.

Turns over wont start. Sounds like its not getting fuel.

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  • twt1273 May 11, 2010

    is it carb or injected? if it is injected see if the fuel pump kicks in, if its carb, your jets might be clogged,

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I suggest you check the ignition first. Take a spark-plug out and rest it against the earth (motor frame etc.) if it sparks when you turn it over then it's the fuel supply. Could be a few reasons for this...maybe the tank tap is blocked or, if it's carburettor, the filter could be in need of a clean. Otherwise it's likely to be a blocked jet. You will need to remove the jet and clean out any blockage (carefully) also worth checking that the fuel reservoir float is not sticking...this is quite common.

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