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I have a 2000 vstar and am having a hard time getting it started. Has spark, fuel, and battery is charged. Bike cranks but just won't fire over. I also have a burnt out clutch would that stop it?

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Hi .... Sounds like regulator/rectifier is defective. Fully charge battery and try starting again, place multi-meter across battery and it should show 12.8-14 volts. If it doesn't replace reg/rec unit.

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I have encountered this problem on 3 different occasions. I have had to pull the fuel pump, carefully disassemble the entire thing, using an air hose to clean it out, only to reassemble and reinstall it...tho frustrating and very time consuming, the settlement thats in gas can clog the fuel filter inside the pump causing a major inconvenience. Also when you dismantle your bike take an extra hour and some carburator cleaner and clean out your throttle bodies and fuel lines...90% of FI problems are fuel pump related

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hi m8,, having a head ache i see,, my m8 had one of these,, still has,, and had the same problem, i see u have checked a few things there ,,and convinced they are ok,, then ,check u dont have an air leak in the air box,, and all clips are secure, and that u havent creased the fuel or vacume pipes under the tank,,if all is ok, behind the rear side panel is the aluminium lookin cdi box ,or ignitor, with about 5 or 6 wires connected to it,, u need to get this tested ,, or borrow 1 and try it,, there about 130 quid new, so test it 1st,, this does play up,, and 1 min it runs great,, next day 2 miles up the road itl stutter ,,or stop,, any probs m8,, shout and i will anserw,,cheers

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