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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-20-2007, 09:36 AM Thread Starter
 
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I brought my 750 home and the seat, tank, and some of the plumbing were removed. I was told that when the bike was together it would start but not run. Any suggestions on how/where to start to get her going? I'd love to get her going over the winter so she'll be ready to ride when it gets nicer out.

Thanks in advance for your help and suggestions,
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Well that's not much to go on...
Start but not run?
The fact that it will supposedly start says the electrical may be ok, but if they mean "not run" in that it may eventually die, then it could be a stator problem.
So.. where to start.. put the bike back together and see what it does do then. With a charged battery, enough fuel to do some tests and all other fluids filled turn the key..
Does it start but sputters? Could be the carbs need cleaning or maybe as simple as one of the floats or needles are stuck.
Without more to go on it's hard to suggest where to start other then.. get it started

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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-20-2007, 10:51 AM
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I second that. Get all her pieces back on her and then see what happens with fuel, spark, and compression(hopefully). Do you have a Service Manual or the Clymer's?

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Thanks for the quick replies... I guess "get it started" is the way to go.

I do have the Clymers and a somewhat warm shed, it's gonna be a long winter
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i would 1st make sure its getting spark. then see if it'll start. if not its most likely a timing problem or a fuel problem.

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If you're in the Northeast, it's probably already been a long winter, huh? Good winter for wrenching! And lots of knowledgeable folks here on the Forum, most of whom will be wrenching a bit during the cold weather, too. DOn't hesitate to ask any questions - someone here will know the answer!
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If this bike has been sitting for a while drain the gas from the tank and carbs, and get some fresh gas.

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