Author Topic: My just purchased bike wont start HELP PLEASE  (Read 4861 times)

don_vanecek

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Re: My just purchased bike wont start HELP PLEASE
« Reply #20 on: November 28, 2007, 06:06:08 PM »
Gosh, it now sounds like your not getting fuel. Be sure your tank has enough fresh fuel, put fuel selector on prime.  Perhaps open the bleeder scews on the carb and let alittle gas run out the overflow tubes (outside!-no smoking!). Sometimes I have had to presserize the tank by, I said it, sealing it with my mouth and putting pressure in it.

If all else fails another way to eliminate if it is gas is to take off the tank so you can put small amounts of gas directly into the carbs and see it it will run-all but just for a second or two.

Rather frustrating since it ran when you bought it!

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Re: My just purchased bike wont start HELP PLEASE
« Reply #21 on: November 28, 2007, 08:44:02 PM »
Well i figured it out, just needed new spark plugs.  Put some new ngk's in and she fired right up.  I just have never seen plugs die like that.  How do both plugs go bad at the same time?

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Re: My just purchased bike wont start HELP PLEASE
« Reply #22 on: November 28, 2007, 08:46:56 PM »
the weakest link fails first.  cheap insurance: cut 3/8" off both ends of both plug wires and replace the plug caps & boots.  if you can find a shop that sells solid core wire in bulk, pick up a few feet & replace the wires as well.
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Re: My just purchased bike wont start HELP PLEASE
« Reply #23 on: November 28, 2007, 09:14:11 PM »
Well i figured it out, just needed new spark plugs.  Put some new ngk's in and she fired right up.  I just have never seen plugs die like that.  How do both plugs go bad at the same time?

Happened to inanecathode last spring as well.  Agreed - goofy thing happening.  Another instance that proves Tiger right - change the plugs & wires as part of your initial list of pre-run projects!

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Re: My just purchased bike wont start HELP PLEASE
« Reply #24 on: November 28, 2007, 09:23:02 PM »
 8) Praise be...another convert :o ;D ;D :D :D :D :D :D :D... ;)
 :) NEW Spark plug's, Plug wire's and Plug cap's are a must buy when you acquire a Vision...running or not!!!

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Re: My just purchased bike wont start HELP PLEASE
« Reply #25 on: November 28, 2007, 09:24:23 PM »
yeah man! and don't use the resistor type plugs if you have resistor type caps
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Re: My just purchased bike wont start HELP PLEASE
« Reply #26 on: November 28, 2007, 09:36:20 PM »
whats resistor type plugs.  I got plugs with the threads on the top part where the cap goes in, thats what was on there when i got it.  Bike runs great now, starts with no choke and idles perfect

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Re: My just purchased bike wont start HELP PLEASE
« Reply #27 on: November 28, 2007, 09:54:35 PM »
the plug will have an "R" in the part number like (NGK) DR8EA as opposed to D8EA
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Re: My just purchased bike wont start HELP PLEASE
« Reply #28 on: November 28, 2007, 10:02:06 PM »
i got the d8ea not the r's

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Re: My just purchased bike wont start HELP PLEASE
« Reply #29 on: December 02, 2007, 05:40:06 PM »
Hey, I ride my V daily or did until I had a week's vacation and went out of town and there the bike stood.  Then I tried to start it on a 25 degree cold morning and it just wouldn't start.  I always have trouble on very cold mornings and so does the bike!  Anyway it turned out that the rear spark plug was well worn and the front one was totally worn out.  I replaced them and it runs great!  Of course, now its raining all this week.  Steve

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Re: My just purchased bike wont start HELP PLEASE
« Reply #30 on: December 03, 2007, 12:42:38 AM »
I've never tried to start a Vision at 25 deg.  at that temp there's bound to be ice on the road  . Probably black ice at that.  I don't ride below 38. deg  I ::) don't like falling down!
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