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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 01-19-2013, 01:33 PM Thread Starter
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bike won't start

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Has been sitting for almost a month without start so I chsrged the battery up. And tried to fire it up but just won't start. Turns over, has gas and fuel pump turns on. Ran great before. Any ideas would be appreciated
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Battery still good?



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Fuel + spark usually equals fire. If it is turning over briskly, look for the the missing part. In your case (since you kinda confirmed fuel) check the spark next.
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Check your voltage, anything under 12 is a dud. RC needs FULL POWAH to fire.
Sounds like your missing spark though

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Not to bring up the obvious but did you check the kill switch?

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Not to bring up the obvious but did you check the kill switch?
HAHAHA !!! I've never done this, but seen others whom have......I laugh every time !!!! Very possible, good point out Motleyfan !!!!

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HAHAHA !!! I've never done this, but seen others whom have......I laugh every time !!!! Very possible, good point out Motleyfan !!!!
i have done this a couple times, once in front of my buddy when he wanted to hear the exhaust.. i usually figure it out after the first turn and no fire.. hahaha
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bike won't start

This isn't really advice, but I don't know how you can go a whole month without starting this thing up, I love hearing this bike on idle or gradually picking up rpms...if none is working you can always try push starting it?


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This isn't really advice, but I don't know how you can go a whole month without starting this thing up
Going on six months since I heard mine, yes....it is killing me.

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It isn't the kill switch, otherwise the fuel pump wouldn't prime as he noted. Maybe the FPR went. A quick check of the FPR, or pull a plug and see if it is all wet (flooded out).
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