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Hi I just bought a KTM RC8, it was involved in a crash and can?t get to start the motor? If anyone could suggest something that might help I would really appreciate it. Cheers Mustafa

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Try looking at all your fuel lines first, Then take the plug/plugs out and check them thoroughly for cracks. If you know how to use a multimeter check the resistance between the body and head of the plug/plugs. replace the leads to the plug and earth the plug to the chassis and roll it in 3rd gear and check for a spark. Remember not to the plug at all whilst turning the engine over in any way. This is extremely dangerous but will tell you whether the issue is in the engine or it is an ignition problem. check all your ignition cables for continuity or breaks in other words. Try pulling the plug/plugs out and putting a little fuel on them then

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