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post #1 of 36 (permalink) Old 12-03-2010, 09:13 AM Thread Starter
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Need Help Folks!!!

I recently relocated my R/R. Also changed to a sealed battery and NGK Iridium plugs.

My bike will not start and I am really getting frustrated. Checked all wires, drained the carb bowls, sprayed carb cleaner up through the port in each carb bowl. I had my carbs rebuilt last year, and since then have been putting 1oz of SeaFoam per gallon of fuel added every other time I fill the tank up. Drove her all summer long, and plan to drive all through the winter (I live in the South so the winters aren't too bad).

I need some suggestions on what to check next... The bike turns over but just doesn't start...

please help me

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OK, I've done this one. Is the fuel cock set to run?
Yup, straight down. It had been in the reserve position for awhile.

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Have you checked for spark at the plugs?
Dumb question, but would I remove the plug, plug it into the wire, and try cranking?

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Yes. Might want to hold the plg with insulated pliers or heavy, dry, gloves like welders use. Ground the plug threads to the case, crank and see if there is spark.

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Yes. Might want to hold the plg with insulated pliers or heavy, dry, gloves like welders use. Ground the plug threads to the case, crank and see if there is spark.
With the plug in the plug wire, correct?

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Yes & by ground, simply hold it against it.
Will try that tonight...Someone else mentioned removing the petcock and cleaning it and the screen... That was all done about a year ago by me.

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also check your gap on the sparkplug.
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