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Was working but after one month in shed would not start,found no spark,changed ht coil combined ht lead and spark cap,removed flywheel cleaned magneto coil ,checked magnet,the only thing i have not checked is the cdi ignitor as this is resin filled
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: week spark on honda 5.5hp gx160
I suppose is 4 stroke engine.Before adjusting the breaker points gap at .020 check if the breaker points are burned.Also check the condenser(change it).Change the spark plug with a new one with the same heat range.The plug gap is .030.
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Posted on Feb 13, 2009
First thing I would try is some sea foam, you can get it pretty much at any auto parts store...put it in the tank per instructions on the bottle, if the carbs are gummed/dirty... seafoam is you best hope at getting them clean without pulling them.
If sea foam doesnt work, you'll have to yank the carbs, but before you do... pull the tank, set it backwards where the seat was, get about a two foot fuel line (air line works just fine) run it ti the tank and start the bike, take a can of starting fluid (WD 40 works too but stinks when it starts to burn off afterwards) and spray around the base of the outside of the carbs where the boots connect it to the intake, if the engibe revs, you have a leak...cracked boot probably.
If no leaks are detected... then yank the carbs, pull the bowl covers and start cleaning....also, while you have them off pull the slide covers off and check the diaphrams on the needle for rips or cracks as well.
Check/clean.. put everything back together... if it still isnt running right then I have no other suggestions... certainly sounds like an air/fuel problem... if were anything else choking it wouldn't make it better.
Posted on Jul 10, 2009
I have a 83 DR 250 and i'm not getting enough voltage to create a spark, all I can suggest is that you check your battery and make sure its at full flavour. Check and see if you are getting any voltage prior to the ignition coil (should be 18-35v). If you suspect battery then try clutching it as the alternator moving faster might give you enough to get her going. Also check all your connections and earths. Earth wires are often overlooked and can cause you just as many problems as the actives. So give that a go and get back to me mate. Cheers
Posted on Jul 25, 2009
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