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I picked up a 1981 maxim xj650 at auction for 150 with only 24000 miles . they started it I bid and got it. after doing paper work went to get it and would not start.after a few minets of fidling the ignition switch fell apart. I replaced it with new one.all light lite up but wont start, I jump the starter and turn it over fine but now no spark.Please can some one help me

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If the bike has been stored unused for more than a few months then the fuel will have gone off
As the higher esters of the petrol evaporates it becomes harder to ignite & will eventually just flood the cylinders & foul the plugs
Drain the fuel from the carb bowls by means of the drain plug located on the bottom of each bowl
Drain the fuel tank ( or mix maximum 50/50 with fresh, if its not too bad) & refill with fresh fuel
Then fit NEW plugs
With a freshly charged battery it will roar into life
But if the fuel has been left in the carbs for 5 - 6 months or more then it will have left resinous deposits in the carb jets,airways & float pivots
Strip & clean carbs paying particular attention to the jets - blow these & airways through with compressed air
Make sure to adjust the fuel level to std.

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Posted on Aug 03, 2010

  • david dodge Aug 03, 2010

    did you miss the part where I said NO SPARK

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Plz visit this site www.xjbikes.com

Posted on Aug 03, 2010

  • david dodge Aug 03, 2010

    total scamm all they did is get me to open account no asweres at all

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