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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 02-02-2016, 08:45 PM Thread Starter
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My 2004 vstar 650 classic has been broken down since October. I finally got everything fixed (its the middle of winter here) and can't seem to get it started. Are there any tricks or tips in getting a cold bike that has sat for a few months started? I don't want to crank it death - I have confirmed there is spark on both cylinders, there is fuel pumping to the carbs, and the battery is brand new. Any thoughts on the right way to get her going? I have had it puff and sputter, a few backfires.
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post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old 02-03-2016, 06:26 PM Thread Starter
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I'm starting to frigging despise this "bullet proof" bike. Still no start. I have spark, I have fuel. Just cranks and cranks. FML....
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post #3 of 18 (permalink) Old 02-03-2016, 06:44 PM
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you could try turning the idle up a half turn.what was the idle set at.do not give it any throttle while trying to start. did you pull your plugs,wet,dry,black ,off white?http://650ccnd.com/gak.htm...i added a link to the gak modification.i see a lot of starting problem with the stock setup but never with pods i think stock is fine when the bike is new but put some miles on and things get dirty.

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Clock wise, or counter clock wise?
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Looks like its a tow job into the shop and god knows how much in labour to get them to fix it. Adjusted to the right,no luck. Adjusted to the left, no luck. Next step is going to be to burn the frigging thing for the insurance money....
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wow, you've determined spark and fuel so you have basic knowledge. its the middle of winter the perfect time to tear it apart no pressure. the forum is the best tool in your toolbox.
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Yeah, I am just so sick and tired of it. Everything seems fine... There is no reason why it won't fire up - I don't even know what to tear apart anymore. I have power, I have spark, I have fuel... I am stumped.
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post #9 of 18 (permalink) Old 02-04-2016, 02:20 AM
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Are all lights working properly? I remember a buddy trying to fire his bike whole day, just happened some loose on his ignition switch which literally his bike is off.

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Sounds like could be timing to me. Did you have the engine apart? If yer gettin fuel and spark is it at the right time? Could it be 180 degrees out of time? Just throwin out some suggestions.

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