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Old 08-12-2008, 08:04 AM
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Default Re: Am new---Need help

The way to trouble shoot the engine is to go about it systematically. One thing at a time. First check to see if the plug is wet after you try starting it. If the plug is wet you have gas. If the plug is not wet you have gas supply issues lots of things could cause that.

Then you need to check for spark if the bike has spark and the plug is wet, then you have an air gas mixture problem. But you have to eliminate things to trouble shoot it.

So look at your plug for wet first.
Then if you can put it up on blocks and remove the plug. Lay the plug on the head then spin the rear wheel with the clutch NOT engaged. Look for a spark on the plug element.

If you have one or the other or both check back for more help...
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