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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-20-2019, 07:17 PM Thread Starter
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Return of the no-start foreman

Soooo I'm back, the bike had been great for months now but I pulled it out this morning after not using it for a week and poof it refuses to start regardless of what I do, if it helps the week before I had to replace a fuse for the electrical shift but I had it started and working perfectly after I put it back together, so fast forward to today and I tried everything, I'm getting good spark, carb is doing its job and I even tried started fluid and nothing, I took apart the kill switch and that's all good, it's cranking perfectly and it backfires every so often but for the life of me it won't start, I'm lost and need some and any suggestions guys, thanks
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-21-2019, 11:05 AM
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WELL??
how many miles hours on the motor?
as if you have good spark and good fuel deliver(starting fluid shows this) MY guess is either low compression and or timing jumped on you!

or your spark is off when needed to be
so, maybe a BAD CDI?
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WELL??
how many miles hours on the motor?
as if you have good spark and good fuel deliver(starting fluid shows this) MY guess is either low compression and or timing jumped on you!

or your spark is off when needed to be
so, maybe a BAD CDI?
I can't say how many miles or hours as I bought the bike used and the odometer is currently ticking backwards and the miles are somewhere on the 90 thousands, but I think I have good compression as it blew my finger off but maybe timing, how would I check that?
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Try a new spark plug. When they foul out they usually give a few backfires.

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I had the same problem on my foreman.

I used to have the same problem. What was wrong was that the throttle cover on the carb had slowly loosened and moved to the right. Because of this it pinched the throttle cable and caused to be hard to start sometimes.
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