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  1. Trouble Shoot Kill Switch?

    Mechanical Advice
    Good thing I live on the ground floor otherwise I'd have jumped out a window by now. Anyway, I have a 75 Honda XL350 that ran just fine then suddenly decided not to start. Good gas; battery and ignition seem fine (all lights work); little starting fluid - nothing; push start, again, nothing...
  2. sudden non-starting problem

    Africa Twin
    My AT has been running great, but suddenly it won't start, but without any obvious symptoms. The battery is really strong and spins the motor over easily. It did fire 2-3 times but then died, after which I could only get a very brief splutter. This did at least tell me that (a) the battery...
  3. @T won't start

    Africa Twin
    Hey peeps, A fortnight ago I arrived back from a two week road trip in dusty Morocco with my @T where is performed faultlessly. Today I wanted to take the bike out for the first time following the trip but it wouldn't start. Symptoms : The bike originally fired a couple times but then...
  4. Fairweather Domi please help

    Dominator / FMX
    I live in mostly cold damp Bristol, my Domi won't start when there's even a hint of damp in the air. Once (if) the sun comes up and warms the bike up you can bet it will start first time. When I turn the key to switch the ignition on, the tacho needle does a tiny flicker (similar to how it...
  5. Fuse blowing when engine warms up

    Dominator / FMX
    Hi, was hoping for some help. My NX650's (91) been off the road over the winter and after rebuilding it though it was good to go. It starts ok all the electrics seem to work correctly but once it warms up, sat on the drive for about 10 mins, one of the fuses blows. I loose all lights, rev...
  6. RD07A won't start :-( strange noise from nearside panel?

    Mechanical Advice
    Hi folks, could do with some ideas on this... After a few weeks of ice, I was planning to back on the AT this week. Battery flat (ran flat when not moved for three weeks in December as well). Charge battery and after 24-hours, battery is lively but still charging. 12+ volts showing on the...
  7. Help!!! I have done something really stupid to my TA

    Transalp
    Chaps, I have attempted to rig up an auxiliary driving light with a relay and now my bloody bike won't start. It's a 2001 XL650V transalp. I have checked all the fuses in the box on the left and the main fuse on the right. Are there others? It's quite odd as the clock works and the dip...
  8. Charging flat battery.

    Mechanical Advice
    As usual, Transalp stuck in garage mid sept while I concentrate on preparing Cab (and finance) for annual replating and overhaul. Connected my XS 'smart' charger to it and it won't start to charge at all (3.2V). Not the first time this has happened to one of my batteries but the second time...
  9. R80G/S Starting problem

    BMW
    I am usually on the AT side but also have a 1990 R80GS in great condition however I find it difficult to start from cold. If I give it choke it won't start at all unless the weather is really cold. If I do not give any throttle then crank it it fires up then I have to give a very small bit if...
  10. No Spark

    Varadero
    Hi Guys, Just bought a 2006 varadero 1000, its been standing for a while. Previous owner said its been standing for 2 years, I have drained the fuel and replaced with fresh fuel. Replaced the battery She won't start, turns over nicely I have pulled one of the plugs, and theres no spark...
  11. Help.trans won't start.hiss stays on.

    Transalp
    Hi guys.I'm in trouble.Busy travelling through Mozambique and HISS light stays on.I have tried spare key with no luck.Played with kill switch-no go. Last night after parking it in a safe place i tried it again and it was ok.I thoight maybe interference.This morning wanted to carry on with my...
  12. won't start after changing handlebars

    Africa Twin
    Help ! I changed the handlebars last week, because the old ones were slightly twisted, for some nice shiny new Renthals - they look and feel great, but I can't ride my RD04 because it now won't start !!!!??? I've had a frustrated / quick check over things. The symptoms: - ignition lights...
  13. Starter button

    Transalp
    Hey starter button problems on Transalp XL 600 1999. I recently brought the bike out of cold storage. Went through some maintenance, replaced the battery, cleaned the spark plug heads, cleaned the solenoid connectors and checked the fuses. Despite all this, bike won't start at the starter...
  14. TA won't start please help

    Transalp
    This could be something painfully simple I'm missing. I had my TA out the other day, battery seemed weak so charged it, it read as strong on my charger and fully charged. Put it back on the bike put everything back as was properly. Turn key, lights come on, all good, flip switch to start (not...
  15. Triumph Tiger 800XC one season later.

    Test Ride Reports
    I bought a Triumph Tiger 800XC at the beginning of 2011 and following a summer season here in the UK I would like to report my findings, if for no other reason, to clarify the half truths regarding my complaints over the last six months. Following the press releases through the MSN I was...
  16. 96' XR600R Carb??

    XR
    Hey Guys, Newbie to this forum but please help if you can. My 96' XR600R was parked for about 18 months. When I bought the bike, 5 yrs or so ago, it was in mint condition with an upgraded FMF exhaust and after market carb. The bike was hard to start and ran hot. I increased jet from 155 to 165...
  17. Bang!

    XL
    Oh dear..... My XLR decided to blow up today..... I thought it had siezed but I can still kick it over - just won't start. Nightmare! :(
  18. Problems with Facet 40105

    Africa Twin
    Hello How are all friends today .. ? I have Africa Twin model 2001 and its great ... lastly my bike get problem with the OEM Mitsubishi pump some time the bike won't start and some time i feel power lose in etc etc .. So i decide to install new facet pump part number : 40105 and installed it...
  19. XR250R won't start!

    XR
    Hi Guys, I recently purchased a 1999 XR250R and the guy brought it down to my house on a trailer from Chester to Portsmouth in the pouring rain. The bike started and idled ok but died when you opened the throttle. I put this down to being soaked for 5 hours on the back of the trailer so I let...
  20. 1987 Honda XL 600 LMF

    XL
    hi folks. new to the forum. i have a 1987 honda xl 600 lmf. it's been giving me problems lately and nobody here seems to know how to fix it. sometimes it cuts off when i'm riding and sometimes it won't start when it's been sitting. it revs but sounds really weak and then cuts off. usually if i...
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