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Kodiak atv 700 wont start, has good spark, gas to carb, worked fine till I parked in garage, thereafter it will not fire a shot although it turns over; any suggestions ?

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Try changing the gasoline. It will go bad if it sets for a while. I once bought a motorcycle for $75 because the guy couldn't get it to start. I changed the gas and it started right up.

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These engines are based on the awesome Honda design. Unfortunately, they do not have the same quality. If you verify there is fuel getting to the cylinder and there is also spark, you need to verify compression. One of the tendencies of these engines is the valves will actually tighten as they wear in. This can cause the valves to open prematurely which causes all kinds of starting issues. Check you compression and run a leak-down check to see what the compression portion of your engine looks like.

If you need to adjust your valves, do this with the engine cold and spark plug out.

  • Remove the valve caps (I believe these are 17mm and they are located on top and bottom of the cylinder head.) There may be a little oil come out of the lower (exhaust) cap.
  • Remove the left side cover. This is left side if you are riding the bike. This is the stator side and there should be no oil in this part of the engine. This will also allow you to turn the engine and align the piston with top dead center.
  • Rotate the engine counter clockwise until the alignment marks, sometimes indicated by a "T" are aligned with the mark on the case. If both valves are closed, you should be at top dead center. If they are not, make one more rotation.
  • Use a feeler guage to check clearance between top of valve and rocker arm.
  • I believe you will need to use a 10mm wrench to loosen the adjuster lock on the rocker arm. Once loosened, the adjuster will screw up or down as needed.
  • If needed, adjust the intake valve to:.05-.09mm and the exhaust valve to: .11-.15mm.
  • Once adjusted reverse the process.
If your valves are good to go and you are still having this problem. Remove the flywheel and verify the alignment key has not sheared on the crankshaft. The ignition timing on these Chinese engines is not adjustable, but can be off significantly if this key is sheared. I hope this is somewhat helpful.

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Did you check spark before or after the spark plugs? Replace the plugs (or at least check their gaps). Also remember, you need three things for ignition: air, fuel, spark. You've been checking fuel and spark, but not mention of decent air flow. Is your air filter plugged?

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