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Bike wont start

When pressing the start button the engine turns to TDC where is stalls/slows then rotates to the next TDC and does the sam. Brand new starter motor/battery fitted -.3V drop on the cables to the motor - take out 1 plug and it spins and fires up - valves clearances done any ideas the sun is shinning out side and Im without the bike!!!!

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  • david516 May 31, 2009

    I take a spark plug out so the engine runs on 3 cylinders which it does very loud! its been suggested else where this could be a colapsed starter clutch bearing which is in the middle of the engine of course



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What do you mean "take out 1 plug"? Spark plug's plug?
Spark plugs are renewed?
You should also check the gears/sprockets that connects the starting motor with the crankshaft if all of them can spin freely around their pin.

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