'93 XR650L won't start

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  • Flako

Posted April 14, 2006 - 06:02 PM


Last fall, I layed my bike on its side on the lawn for about 15 minutes while I lubricated the chain. Then I put it in the garage for the winter. Now it won't start. I have never had any problems starting it before but have had to recharge the battery 3 times now. Still no go. Could laying it on its side have caused a problem in the carb?

  • goblin127

Posted April 14, 2006 - 07:58 PM


It's not a good thing for a wet cell battery to be on it's side. Could the float have hung up?

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  • Maniak

Posted April 14, 2006 - 10:30 PM


After a long winter sit I would pull the carb and clean it completly, all jets and fuel and air circuts. But when you laid it on its side gas could have flooded into the cylinder and fouled the plug, try a new plug and bump start.

  • Mountain Road Madness

Posted April 15, 2006 - 07:32 AM


Man, don't lay it on its side to lube the chain. :confused: :bonk: :bonk: Leave it on the side stand or a milk crate to lube it. :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

  • Mountain Road Madness

Posted April 15, 2006 - 07:33 AM


Wecome to TT :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :confused:

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