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Old 06-23-2009, 04:07 PM
jdmphotography jdmphotography is offline
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Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Chicago
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Default Help! After 100 miles engine wont start

Hey, thanks for reading. My bike has been working great for at least 100 miles (with a few exceptions) and now it just will not fire up.

One possibility:

There is a chance I put too much oil in the mix because I filled up on the run. I dumped what I think was 4 oz. (though may have been 6 oz) in the tank after filling it up with just shy of a half gallon. I used SuperS universal 2 cycle engine oil MULTI-MIX. This is different than what I normally use. I rode it maybe 1 mile that night and and maybe 4 the next day, and 3 the day after that and it ran really great. I parked it for a couple hours the third day, engine got cold, and then it would not fire up.

A friend of mine told me that maybe I gummed up the engine with too much oil. I drained the tank and replaced it with a proper mix from what I normally use, removed the spark plug and cleaned it, then put one drop of gas mix into the piston (the hole that I pulled the spark plug out of right?)

Still wont start. I dont know what MULTI-MIX means, but is that my problem? Should I take something apart and clean it?

Any bright ideas? The weather just got nice and all I wanna do is ride. Thanks in advance.
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