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    You need a hill by the sound of it, or get someone to push you while you are sitting on the thing. Make sure you have enough fuel in it first though, otherwise you will be pushing it back.
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    Bit of ether in air intake...
    (Start ya bastard)

    hope I am not offending Murray again....
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    Quote Originally Posted by awayatc View Post
    (Start ya bastard)
    That is it's real trade name. They used to sell it in K-Mart.
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    If it's been sitting for a while the gas may be bad and repeatedly cranking it over may have sucked what little life the battery may have had out of it. If as you say you could not jump start it from a car battery the battery alone can't be the only problem. Not sure why you won't try bump starting it, that would be a reasonable thing to try.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackSheepLogic View Post
    If it's been sitting for a while the gas may be bad and repeatedly cranking it over may have sucked what little life the battery may have had out of it. If as you say you could not jump start it from a car battery the battery alone can't be the only problem. Not sure why you won't try bump starting it, that would be a reasonable thing to try.
    A new rider my be somewhat nervous of that.

    Last time I tried that down my drive I ripped a chunk out of the tyre. 1k V twins dont like roll starting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackSheepLogic View Post
    Not sure why you won't try bump starting it, that would be a reasonable thing to try.
    If the bike has electronic ignition it will need a reasonably well charged battery to even bump start...
    =mjc=
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    I might be in New Lynn within the next few days.. pm me if you'd like me to drop in with a multimeter and have a look for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by awayatc View Post
    Bit of ether in air intake...
    (Start ya bastard)

    hope I am not offending Murray again....
    Yep....

    but were all forgetting its not even turning over, bump start should do it, not hard to try.

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    Quote Originally Posted by awayatc View Post
    Bit of ether in air intake...
    (Start ya bastard)

    hope I am not offending Murray again....
    hell know - never offended by constructive comments


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    Quote Originally Posted by awayatc View Post
    Bit of ether in air intake...
    (Start ya bastard)

    hope I am not offending Murray again....
    Not too much though, machines get addicted to that stuff too.
    For a man is a slave to whatever has mastered him. Keep an open mind, just dont let your brains fall out.

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    Bike started today.

    Not sure what was wrong, everything I did yesterday I did today and started today. Possible that I flooded the engine or something?
    I just stop & do my best to refrain from having conversations with people that ain't in my lane

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    Quote Originally Posted by Azizthetics View Post
    Bike started today.

    Not sure what was wrong, everything I did yesterday I did today and started today. Possible that I flooded the engine or something?
    Very likely. Next time it floods hold the throttle wide open and crank the shit out of it.

    welcome to the world of motorcycling, they can be as temperamental as a woman at times.
    For a man is a slave to whatever has mastered him. Keep an open mind, just dont let your brains fall out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Azizthetics View Post
    Bike started today.

    Not sure what was wrong, everything I did yesterday I did today and started today. Possible that I flooded the engine or something?
    Possibly flooded given that you mentioned smelling petrol at one stage. Make sure you're not holding the throttle too far open. That's a mistake I made on my first bike.

    Glad it's going for you anyway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Azizthetics View Post
    Bike started today.

    Not sure what was wrong, everything I did yesterday I did today and started today. Possible that I flooded the engine or something?
    Mint. Now it needs a really long ride to charge the battery.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nzspokes View Post
    Mint. Now it needs a really long ride to charge the battery.
    Need to be able to get out of my drive way first! Haha
    I just stop & do my best to refrain from having conversations with people that ain't in my lane

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