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Post by Deank69 on Thu May 24, 2012 11:11 am

Sounds like a fuel issue to me - Check your jets aren't blocked
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Post by geraint on Thu May 24, 2012 5:08 pm

yet more what it could or could'nt be, the problem i had with the dt was after kickin the feck out of it and numerous bump start failures turned out to be float valve settings
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Post by phil990 on Thu May 24, 2012 6:15 pm

Rag in the air intake?

Tow it with fingers on clutch and throttle well open. If the intake and exhaust aint blocked she should clear out oil and crap from crank cases and start...

Did have a probvlem once where mice had decided to use silencer for storage. haha

usually the last thing you played with!
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Post by Hopes Dad on Thu May 24, 2012 6:56 pm


Skip,whip the air filter out & turn off the fuel. Warming the plug on the cooker, or if it's the same as dans, in his bike.

With it hot chuck it back in your gasser.

Spray some wd40 into the air intake & kick it, keep your hand on the kill switch, cos ether in the wd40 is thin & burns quickly, so it will rev.

If it runs on that the elect side is ok.

With it hot, turn the fuel on & try again.

If it still wont go, whip the carb off & gently blow through the jets. Dont use anything to try poking through them, any scratches they are fooked.

Otherwise give me a call I can pop down & help if you need it.

Doug did mention it maybe worth taking the crf

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Post by bonkeye on Thu May 24, 2012 10:28 pm

you got spark, fuel air.... bike should start so cant see it being the CDI

fuel might be getting to the carb isit getting to the cylinder?

put a compresion tester on the engine see what it is

worn left crank seal? sucking in air?

has the power valve jamed open? if its a gasgas it wont start with the power valve open (so im told)





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Post by Skippy on Thu May 24, 2012 11:13 pm

geraint powell wrote: yet more what it could or could'nt be, the problem i had with the dt was after kickin the feck out of it and numerous bump start failures turned out to be float valve settings

Geraint where the F..k were you yesterday between 7 and 10pm !!!!
Bloody spot on fella...floats were jammed cloed somehow the pin had worked loose slightly think this is what caused them to stick, stopping the fuel geting through the carb properly...
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started again on it today, stripped dans ktm and swapped all my leccy bits one by one for his putting mine onto his too, every time his bike started, mine didnt !!!
finally sussed it after talkin to Doug and opey (on speaker phone) and with threats of lendig Hopeys Grifter!!!! Bloody floats jammed closed !!!! arghh !!!!
Still all loaded up and garage door closed again tonight at 10pm !!!!

See ya all tomorrow all you lucky people with the day off...
All you others,,,, its not too late to throw a sicky !!!!!... chow mama...
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Post by karlos on Fri May 25, 2012 7:04 am

Glad you got it sorted Skip, have a good 'un.

Good call Geraint.
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Post by catuk on Fri May 25, 2012 8:53 am

Well done Skip and praise to everyone who offered advice......my XR suffered a similar fate when I first got her but that time the cylinder head was cracked. Would start up and then when she got hot the expansion of the metals would create a larger gap in the chamber f'ing evrything up.
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Post by geraint on Fri May 25, 2012 10:19 pm

sorry skip not allowed any where near the laptop between those hours
two teenage daughters= facebook, twitter,bebo and spotify all need sorting so i'm told
glad you got it sorted
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Post by catuk on Fri May 25, 2012 10:22 pm

Just block them via your router, problem solved Smile
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