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I have an 03 yz 125 and i started it up the other day and gave it alot of throttle and it died out and wont start. and i checked for spark with the spark plug and got none. so what im asking is exactly what i should do to get it running fine again. fyi im new to working on bikes

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Being a 2 stroke.Put a new spark plug in.It's the easiest and cheapest place to start.2 stroke are good for using plugs
Hope this helps
Even if the plug looks good,it may not be

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2003 Yz 125 starts runs good for 5 mins then Boggs down and dies won't start for 10 mins plus when kicks over runs and dies again even with feather of clutch and full throttle plZ anybody got any ideas...


The most likely thing is a faulty primary ignition coil,the one in the generator these suffer alot and when the get warm they pack up.try making the spark plug gap very small and see if it helps it. Also check to see if it has a spark just after it cuts out.

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Compression and spark but wont start


Hi, Anonymous are you getting fuel? for this scenario you will need your service/owners manual if you can't find the first and best tool you ever bought for your Yamaha, despair not, for a mere $0 you can download another one. For more information about your issue and valuable "FREE" downloads that you will need please click on the links below. Good luck and have a nice day.
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My Yamaha YZ125 doesn't start but it has spark. What can be the problem?


Hi, Ihyo and the usual suspects are:
1. Fuel tank empty.
2. Fuel supply valve/petcock turned off.
3. Fouled spark plugs.
4. Engine flooded as a result of overuse of the enricher.
5. Vacuum hose to the fuel supply valve/petcock disconnected, broken, cracked, or pinched.
6. Fuel valve/petcock or filter clogged.
7. Fuel line to the carburetor or throttle body pinched or kinked.
8. Carburetor float stuck.
9. Fuel injectors clogged.
10. Severely discharged or damaged battery you need 12.5 volts or better and be able to pass a load test if necessary.
11. Check battery terminals for damage or corrosion, check the battery cables at "BOTH" ends for loose, corroded, or broken connectors, "INSIDE" and outside the cable harness, perform connector wiggle test and check cables with an ohmmeter if necessary.
12. Loose or corroded wire connection at the coil, battery or plug between ignition sensor and CDI box.
Spark plug cables in bad condition and shorting check for leakage in the dark, cable connections loose, or connected to the wrong cylinders.
13. Ignition timing incorrect due to a faulty MAP, CKP, O2, TPS, sensors.
14. Faulty neutral, clutch lever, or kickstand safety switch.
15. Faulty fuel pump or fuse or relay.
16. Faulty CDI box.
17. A stuck bent or burnt valve.
18. Tip over sensor needs a reset.
19. Check for engine trouble codes.
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Jul 29, 2012 | 2003 Yamaha YZ 125

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I have an 03 yz125 that ran perfectly and started instantly on the first kick, until this evening. It was ridden yesterday with no problems. However, this afternoon, the bike would not start AT ALL. I...


Hi, Gregore_z28 and the usual suspects are:
1. Fuel tank empty.
2. Fuel supply valve/petcock turned off.
3. Fouled spark plugs.
4. Engine flooded as a result of overuse of the enricher.
5. Vacuum hose to the fuel supply valve/petcock disconnected, broken, cracked, or pinched.
6. Fuel valve/petcock or filter clogged.
7. Fuel line to carburetor or throttle body pinched or kinked.
8. Carburetor float stuck.
9. Fuel injectors clogged.
10. Severely discharged or damaged battery, you need 12.5 volts or better and be able to pass a load test if necessary.
11. Check battery terminals for damage or corrosion, check the battery cables at "BOTH" ends for loose, corroded, or broken connectors, "INSIDE" and outside the cable harness, perform connector wiggle test and check cables with an ohmmeter if necessary.
12. Loose or corroded wire connection at the coil, battery or plug between ignition sensor and module.
Spark plug cables in bad condition and shorting, cable connections loose, or connected to the wrong cylinders.
13. Ignition timing incorrect due to a faulty ignition coil, ignition module or sensors (MAP, CMP, CKP, O2, TPS, ETP, IAC,or BAS).
14. Faulty neutral, clutch lever, or kickstand safety switch.
15. Faulty fuel pump or fuse or relay.
16. Faulty CDI box if applicable.
17. Tilt sensor needs a reset.
18. Security system not disarming alarm needs a reset.
For more information about your issue and valuable "FREE" downloads that you will need please click on the links below. Good luck and have a nice day.
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Aug 18, 2011 | 2003 Yamaha YZ 125

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if your getting spark than i would take the carb off and clean it you could have a cloged jet.( just because your getting fuel from tank to carb dont mean its getting from carb to jug) i would try that first......yz-maniac.

May 14, 2010 | 2004 Yamaha YZ 125

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I have a 1985 yamaha yz 125 wont start


By what you have written,I take it the motor still turns over.Take the spark plug out and see how much compression you have.If there is very little,it may have been the piston seizing.When they cool down,they can sometimes be moved again.This is the most likely cause of your troubles.If you have compression,take the s/plug out,put the bike in first gear and see if you can turnover the motor AND g/box.What you are looking for is a broken part in the g/box that locked up the driveline.Do this in each gear.Sometimes you can take the pipe off at the head and see into the combustion chamber through the exhaust port.Otherwise the head needs to come off.Hope this helps you

May 11, 2010 | 2003 Yamaha YZ 125

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My bike will start if you push it but u can kick


CLEAN YOUR CARB OUT AND SET YOUR NEEDLE VALUE THAT SHOULD DO IT

May 02, 2010 | 2003 Yamaha YZ 125

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Just did new top end on a 1989 yz 125 it has fire compression and wont start before i did the work i could pull start the bike but would not idle or when you gave it a little throttle it would die


Hi, Lissahere and the usual suspects are:
1. Fuel tank empty.
2. Fuel supply valve/petcock turned off.
3. Fouled spark plugs.
4. Engine flooded as a result of overuse of the enricher.
5. Vacuum hose to the fuel supply valve/petcock disconnected, broken, cracked, or pinched.
6. Fuel valve/petcock or filter clogged.
7. Fuel line to carburetor or throttle body pinched or kinked.
8. Carburetor float stuck.
9. Fuel injectors clogged.
10. Severely discharged or damaged battery, you need 12.5 volts or better and be able to pass a load test if necessary.
11. Check battery terminals for damage or corrosion, check the battery cables at "BOTH" ends for loose, corroded, or broken connectors, "INSIDE" and outside the cable harness, perform connector wiggle test and check cables with an ohmmeter if necessary.
12. Loose or corroded wire connection at the coil, battery or plug between ignition sensor and module.
Spark plug cables in bad condition and shorting, cable connections loose, or connected to the wrong cylinders.
13. Ignition timing incorrect due to a faulty ignition coil, ignition module or sensors (MAP, CMP, CKP, O2, TPS, ETP, IAC,or BAS).
14. Faulty neutral, clutch lever, or kickstand safety switch.
15. Faulty fuel pump or fuse or relay.
16. Faulty CDI box if applicable.
17. Tilt sensor needs a reset.
18. Security system not disarming alarm needs a reset.
For more information about your issue and valuable "FREE" downloads that you will need please click on the links below. Good luck and have a nice day.
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Jan 31, 2010 | 2004 Yamaha YZ 125

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I have a 2000 yz 125 and it would start. i have


  • Start with a new spark plug. Do you see spark? If not, check the side stand kill switch. It kills the engine so that you don’t start out with the side stand down. If broken or out of adjustment, it would kill the spark. Check for a broken wire at the side stand switch and coupler. Try moving the kill switch by hand. If that doesn’t work then wire a jumper around the switch to bypass it.
  • Drain the Carb then refill it. Only twist the throttle one time in ten kicks. Extra gas pumps in on every twist of the throttle. Twist too often and flooding happens.
  • Check the fuses. How good is the battery? Is the handlebar kill switch on? Is the Neutral light on?
  • Check the operation of the ignition switch and all kill switches with a volt ohmmeter. Check the wiring harness. Did a wire come unplugged? Are all wires clean and with solid connections? Any abraded or pinched wires? Is the bike in neutral and the neutral light is lit up? If no neutral light, check the neutral switch and neutral switch wire on center casing. If still no spark, get CDI system and coils checked at the dealers shop.
  • Got gas and is it turned on? Clean air filter?
  • Carb, head and intake manifold mounted tight?
  • Does the carb intake manifold have reeds? What condition are they in?

Aug 07, 2009 | 2003 Yamaha YZ 125

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