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Hi, Harold and the usual suspects are:
1. Fuel tank empty.
2. The fuel tank has old dead gas.
3. Fuel tank bottom contaminated with ethanol sludge, dirt, water, rust, etc.
4. Fuel supply valve/petcock turned off.
5. Fouled spark plugs.
6. Engine flooded as a result of overuse of the choke.
7. Vacuum hose to the fuel supply valve/petcock disconnected, broken, cracked, or pinched.
8. Fuel valve/petcock or filter clogged.
9. Fuel line to carburetor or throttle body pinched, kinked or blocked.
10. Carburetor float stuck.
11. Fuel injectors clogged.
12. Fuel injectors stuck open.
13. Quick disconnect check ball stuck.
14. Compression below 75 PSI.
15. A stuck-bent-burnt valve.
16. Improper valve clearance (too tight)
17. Severely discharged or a damaged battery should have 12.5 volts or more and be able to pass a proper "LOAD" test if necessary, you may have a cursory reading of 12.5 volts or more but little or zero amperage the battery is faulty and must be replaced, AGM batteries fail in this scenario more so than lead-acid batteries.
18. Check battery terminals for damage or corrosion, check the battery cables at "BOTH" ends for loose, corroded, or broken connectors, "INSIDE" and outside the cable harness, perform connector wiggle test and check cables with an ohmmeter if necessary.
19. Loose or corroded wire connection at the coil or plug between ignition sensor and ECM module.
20. Spark plug cables in bad condition and shorting check for spark leakage in the dark, cable connections are loose or connected to the wrong cylinders.
21. Ignition timing incorrect due to a faulty ignition coil, ignition module or MAP, CMP, CKP, O2, TPS, ETP, IAC sensors.
22. Faulty neutral, clutch, kickstand safety switch.
23. Faulty fuel pump or fuse or relay.
24. Faulty or corroded run/stop switch.
25. Tilt sensor needs a reset.
26. Security system not disarming alarm needs a reset.
27. Check for engine trouble codes.
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kawasaki VN 1500... | Answered on Jan 09, 2019


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1995 Honda GL... | Answered on Jan 09, 2019


Hi, Pam for this scenario you will need your service manual that has all fastener torque specs and a wiring diagram on the back pages, parts fiche, and owners manual if you can not find the best tool you ever bought for your Harley, despair not, for a mere zero $0 you can download another one.
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2001 Harley... | Answered on Jan 09, 2019


Fuel starvation, clean the carb and check its not blocked jets.

2005 Suzuki... | Answered on Jan 09, 2019


If the clutch is engaging but the motor is dying its probably a dirty carb jet, float or fuel starvation.

2004 Jawa 350... | Answered on Jan 09, 2019


Check the gear lever isnt stiff or seized.

2000 Suzuki GZ... | Answered on Jan 09, 2019


On what? Your tv?

Motorcycles | Answered on Jan 09, 2019


Worn or bent gear selector.

2007 Husqvarna... | Answered on Jan 09, 2019


  1. Check your starter relay fuse. It's probably blown. If not that, (and you obviously have checked for power to the relay fuse when you push the start button, right?) then you should replace the starter relay. $10 to $20, 30 minute job if it's your first time.

Power... | Answered on Jan 09, 2019


If your referring to the chain size, it's a 530 pitch with 114 links.

Honda... | Answered on Jan 09, 2019


should have a big spring nut to tighten the spring or to loosen it.how ever you want it the tighter the stiffer the shock gets loosen it softer it gets

1996 kawasaki VN... | Answered on Jan 08, 2019

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