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My kl250 will not start even after valve adjustment

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Hi, are you saying since you addjusted the valve clearences the bike wont start? re check make sure you had the engine on the correct stroke, remove spark plug, check piston is at tdc, and the cam lobes are facing down, recheck your clearences here, hope this helps/paul

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