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Hey guys really need some advice. I parked my bike in the garage the other day running just fine, but today when I went to hop on it it would not start. It turns over like a top, but won't even try to start.
List of things I have tried.
i removed the spark plug and replaced it. Also made sure I had spark.
i tried spraying starter fluid inside carb with no result.
I removed both the clutch and kickstand safety.
I also just tried roll starting it. It was turning over but once again did not even try to start up.
please help I do not know what else to try or check thanks!
Today I blew/ lost a head screw on my new-to-me KTM 150 XC two stroke. The bike runs, no odd noises, but lacks compression. My friend and I ran a compression test after the ride. It read around 100-95 pounds. However, when my friend and I did this test, we did not replace to screws or torque them to spec, as one head bolt was lost. Could our reading be off? The P/O claimed a new top end...
My friend bought this 2012 TE310 with 3500 miles on it. It looked to be in good condition when I went with him to check it out, he got it home and has done about 100 miles on it running perfect and all of a sudden it quit when going down the highway. It would still start when he pulled over, but was making an aweful sound. Im not too familiar with huskys, so all I had checked was the oil when we got home to see if there were any shavings or anything in it. It was pretty low on oil but has nothing in it. By the sound of this video could someone point me in the right direction to what to check next. We are done for the night and I figured I could hopefully get some insight overnight on here.
I just bought a 1982 XL500R to restore (famous first words). I've got it all in pieces now, top end apart, and I found an unexpected issue (famous last words).
The camshaft is significantly worn down and there is a bunch of metal buildup on the cylinder head journals where the end of the camshaft sits. Am I SOL or is this something a machine shop can fix? I fully expect to have to get a new camshaft, but the cylinder head/valves are a bit more expensive and harder to track down so I'm hoping its salvageable. It looks to mee like the metal has built on the journals up from the camshaft, not worn down the journals so I'm hoping that's a good thing.
Thanks for the help!