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Starting problems problem starting,as if battery power is low, it has new battery and reconditioned stator new plugs, just turns over and over eventualy starts then sum times just drains the power

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  • andrew webber Jun 03, 2009

    yes battery was charged fully and didnt have a dramer stating until stator was reconed

  • andrew webber Jun 03, 2009

    yes battery ends up flat, i can eventualy smell the fuel, the problem is only when its cold,last night i noticed when indicators are being used the head light flickered

  • rjbeg123 May 11, 2010

    Was the new battery ever put on a charger? So many shops just fill with acid and hand them over without telling the customer to make sure you charge them the first time as filling it will only give you about a 50% charge and for some rectifiers that just isn't enough to ever get that battery fully charged. Take the battery out put it on a charger overnight, maybe just that easy!


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When you say, "just drains the power", do you mean it kills the battery trying to start? when its turning over and over and not starting, did you take the plugs out and see if they are wet with fuel?

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