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My 1998 CB500-V wont start

Basically all the basic checks like battery are ok. The engine will not turn over and will not bump start. I guessed it was hydraulically locked as the air filter system was full of petrol and overflowing and so were the carbs. Ive taken everything apart and removed pressure from cylinders and let petrol evaporate overnight. I have cleaned and examined carb diaphrams and they were ok. Tried starting it again with plugs and air filter back in put just wont turn over? Anyone got any idea's? They are greatly apprieciated. Cheers.

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  • daviddickins Jun 17, 2009

    It started fine the first time. left it for about 30mins and this time it wouldnt start. with the spark plugs in i cant turn the engine over in gear. i am about to go out and try it without the plugs in when it stops raining



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I guess in order to help you i would need to know a little more.. did anything happen the last time you had it running, check power to the starter?, to make sure that the motor is not seized up you could push the bike a bit then put it in gear and see if the motor turns over at all... if the motor isn't seized the i would say you have an electrical problem between your starter , starter button and kill switch

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