First start not starting!

D.Knight

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Finally finished with assembly and tried to start, and nothing is happening. Looks like I'm not getting spark but I'm not exactly sure as its the middle of the day. I swapped the cdi magneto and plug and still nothing. Head torqued down as much as I can without stripping anything and carburetor is snug as a bug. Any help would be much appreciated :-||
 

D.Knight

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Monterey, right by the ocean. Everything is dry and it's warm with low humidity. So just unplug Yellow/red and green? I did 16/1
 

D.Knight

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Just watched a video that suggested pouring a little gas mixture down the plug port, sounds like a bad idea but Im lost when it comes to motors
 

D.Knight

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Also, (sorry if this is a stupid question this is my first build) should I feel any extra pressure when I dump the clutch?
 

BobbyT

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I use VP 2stroke oil at 40 to 1 even at breakin. 16 to 1 is to much oil. put a little gas in plug hole and see if it fires. You should feel the engine turn over when clutch is released.
 

BobbyT

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is you engine turning over? Is your plug fouled. Check your wires. Are you using the spark plug cap that requires removing the spark plug tip.
 

D.Knight

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I've used 3 different spark plugs, 1 with a threaded tip and 2 with a nipple. 2 cdi, 2 magneto, unplugged the kill switch, poured mix down the plug port, tried just about every possible adjustment on the clutch. I can hear the piston moving when I dump the clutch but that's about it and I have racing carb with an auto choke
 

D.Knight

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Okay I've determined I'm not getting spark out of both cdi's and both magnetos, is it that high of a possibility for these things to be complete junk or is there a possibility that my no spark issue is on the motor side?
 

D.Knight

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I took the loose spark plug and plugged it into the cdi, rested it on the head of the motor and peddled and didn't get a spark. I should mention that it's the black stallion angle fire slant head that is painted black but I don't think paint would stop it from creating the spark