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Well was gonna use my bike for work this morning and when i sterted it it was running on the choke and cutting out, checked Petrol and was none in there. So i went Tesco got a can full and filled it up, now it aint even tickin over. I got the manual out and tried procedure for flooded engine and still aint starting. Ny ideas?

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It was working and running ok when i got it back from bein nicked.
 

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Well was gonna use my bike for work this morning and when i sterted it it was running on the choke and cutting out, checked Petrol and was none in there. So i went Tesco got a can full and filled it up, now it aint even tickin over. I got the manual out and tried procedure for flooded engine and still aint starting. Ny ideas?

cheers

It was working and running ok when i got it back from bein nicked.
where you were riding around with your petrol so low u probs have sucked up alot of crap . you should check ur carb and drain the petrol from your carb as well. are you getting a sprk from the spark plug?
 

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where you were riding around with your petrol so low u probs have sucked up alot of crap . you should check ur carb and drain the petrol from your carb as well. are you getting a sprk from the spark plug?
Not a clue tbh, will you see a spark from the plug?

How do you remove the carb, sorry but im new to all this maintenance stuff.
 

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is it turning over? If not check what voltage your getting from the battery if below 12v bump start it.
I doubt the carb as got sh*t in.

Oh yh to check the spark..

Take off the hti lead and remove the plug. Connect hti lead back to the plug and put the plug near the frame and hit the starter button.
 

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is it turning over? If not check what voltage your getting from the battery if below 12v bump start it.
I doubt the carb as got sh*t in.

Oh yh to check the spark..

Take off the hti lead and remove the plug. Connect hti lead back to the plug and put the plug near the frame and hit the starter button.
Well i charged the battery for 24 hours a few days ago so shouldnt be that i will check spark later when i get back from work. Actually thinking back i dropped a spring in the petrol tank. oops. could that be doin it?

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Well was gonna use my bike for work this morning and when i sterted it it was running on the choke and cutting out, checked Petrol and was none in there. So i went Tesco got a can full and filled it up, now it aint even tickin over. I got the manual out and tried procedure for flooded engine and still aint starting. Ny ideas?

cheers

It was working and running ok when i got it back from bein nicked.
you know what a spark plug is? do you know where it is located on your bike?? if you dont then have a look around your engine and you will see that there will be a black lead that pops on to your plug. it should be visable. if you see it then jsut pop the lead of with your hands. then unscrew the aprk plug and and have alook at your spark plug check the colour. if it is black then you can do with a new spark plug. but if it looks a light chocklate colour then it should be fine. chack to see if you have a spark by putting the sprk plug in the lead and resting the spark plug agasit the metal frame of your bike and try electric strating your bike which the sprk plug is agasit the frame of ur bike and you should see a little blue spark frum ur plug?

try that
 

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The spring inside the petrol tank wont make any odds for the fuel getting to the carburetor. Theres a verticle filter about 10cm high inside the tank that stops particles going through.
Yeah just went home at dinner and spotted the filter. Tried a few times and battery died although i charged it a few days ago. Saying that the pins on the charger was dodgy so ive wapped in on charge again and see how it goes tomorrow. Fingers crossed
 

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Yeah just went home at dinner and spotted the filter. Tried a few times and battery died although i charged it a few days ago. Saying that the pins on the charger was dodgy so ive wapped in on charge again and see how it goes tomorrow. Fingers crossed
Got home and tried it now the battery has some juice. its chugging but not kicking in. any ideas. im desperate now.
 

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you say it ran out of petrol, it takes a while for the fuel to be drawn all the way through the lines and the carb so unless its been turning over a fair while it wont fire.

Other than that theres a few things it could be:

Clogged carb/fuel lines.
Coils f*ckered
Regulators shagged
Carb may need resetting
 
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