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Old 12-28-12, 20:26   #11
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WARNING: buy the inexpensive tester. A friend of mine checked a plug by removing it from engine, and grounding to the head. When he turned the engine over compression forced gas out of the sparkplug hole onto him. The plug proved to be good, because it sparked, igniting the gas coming out of the sparkplug hole and setting my friend on fire. He was burnt pretty bad before we could get the fire extinguished. Freak accident but still. If you use this method, stand well to the side while checking to see the spark.
That is absolutely a possibility. With the tank removed, and a few good cranks before the test should help keep the danger of fire down. The most deadly possibility of testing this way is not fire, but the possible shock. Touching the metal part of the plug, while touching the grounded frame could stop your heart. Don't do that, it hurts. If you do it the cheap way (testers are like $9 though) only touch the insulated plug holder.


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Old 12-29-12, 00:36   #12
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WARNING: buy the inexpensive tester. A friend of mine checked a plug by removing it from engine, and grounding to the head. When he turned the engine over compression forced gas out of the sparkplug hole onto him. The plug proved to be good, because it sparked, igniting the gas coming out of the sparkplug hole and setting my friend on fire. He was burnt pretty bad before we could get the fire extinguished. Freak accident but still. If you use this method, stand well to the side while checking to see the spark.
Oh snap...will definitely get a tester lol.
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Old 12-29-12, 01:09   #13
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Haha yes there is some very high voltage there. Even with such a short pulse, under the right conditions it can really zap you.

Get a tester, it's worth the $9.
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If you had removed the fuel tank before the non starting happened it may be you just trapped the fuel hose when replacing the fuel tank and thus preventing the fuel to get to the motor. You can't see if it's trapped once you lift the fuel tank, but usually just lifting the tank and moving the hose around and refitting the tank cures the problem.

Had you done any work on the bike immediately before the problem started?
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Old 12-29-12, 22:54   #15
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No, not when the first time it happened. This time however, I had to replace the clutch gasket after I opened the wrong side. But that's about it.
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Well, cleaned my air filter and replaced all three spark plugs with new factory ones, and still no start.

I think I'll just have to get this towed over to the dealer and have them take a look at it.
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Well, cleaned my air filter and replaced all three spark plugs with new factory ones, and still no start.

I think I'll just have to get this towed over to the dealer and have them take a look at it.
Well you said you were going to buy the tester and test each plug...Did you do that yet?
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I did, all plugs were good.
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