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cheeseclip

why did my bike just stop?

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i have a 03 yzf450 and while i was riding yesterday i came into a corner hard on the back brake and it stalled. thats fine but now it wont start again. any ideas what it could be? it wouldnt be something basic like the spark plug coming loose and making it feel like it has no compression? cause i can kinda push the kickstart over with my hands

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First check the the flywheel key by seeing if the TDC marks are actually at TDC (use a probe through the spark plug hole to the piston)

Then check the cam timing.

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Something else you might want to check is to see if your Fuel mixture screw is still in the bottom of the carb. It happened to me, so I carry a spare fuel mixture screw. Just a place to start.

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Cam timing would, but you should verify that the flywheel is correctly indexed before you check it.

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Also u might check your stator I have had that exact same thing happen to me twice. bike is running fine and out of nowhere it dies and wont start. Check your stator i've replaced 2 on my 07

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well i went and enquired at my local shop on my way past yesterday and they said it could be a tight valve shim. does this sound like it would do this?

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No compression? How about that comp release system on the cam?
The auto decomp system cannot become faulty in any way that will result in a complete lack of compression.

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