wr kicks but wont run

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  • changaz

Posted August 31, 2010 - 08:22 PM


Hey guys,
any ideas what could be wrong?
The bike was running fine, got it home washed it then it wouldnt start.
left it a few days and it started first kick and ran for a minute or so till i shut it off. Loaded it up for another ride a week later, got there, geared up, kicked it and it started. Ran for a minuite on choke, then stalled.
Now it will give a quick kick when you kick it over, but dies straight away.
I have removed and cleaned the plug (it seems to have some spark from what i could see when i kicked it hard, no spark when pushing the lever with my hand), i have removed carby, blown out all jets and reinstalled, but still it is doing the same thing.
any ideas what else to check before i take it to a shop (i reallyd ont want to spend the $$)
It shows similar symptoms to a car with a blow ballast resistor, but im guessing bikes dont have them.
any suggestions appreciated.

  • gsa102

Posted September 01, 2010 - 05:02 AM


Sounds electrical. I always try a new plug because it is easy to change. Check the wiring, specifically the wire to the kill switch, and to the stator for water in the connections, or a rub-through shorting it out. Blow out the connectors with compressed air. Take the stator cover off and make sure it is dry. You should have a good spark pushing the motor by hand.

  • William1

Posted September 01, 2010 - 11:59 AM


Drain the fuel from the tank and carb, refil with fresh fuel.

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  • GCannon

Posted September 01, 2010 - 12:39 PM


Clean inside of carburetor!

  • crooks420

Posted September 03, 2010 - 09:09 PM


Sounds like an electrical problem.


  • changaz

Posted September 03, 2010 - 11:59 PM


thanks guys, well carby is spotless and new fuel.
I agree that it may be electrical as it started after a wash. will keep on investigating and let you know how i go.


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