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Troubleshooting Motorcycle Problems

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Troubleshooting Twostrokes

1) Engine won't start, or difficult to start

  • Check fuel (quantity, condition, type)
  • Check spark
  • Check compression
  • Two-stroke compression

    1. In most two strokes 120 + (PSI) is good, tho there are some weird motors that run less.

    2. 6.5 - 7.5 to one is pretty typical swept compression (only counting above the exhaust port). 8.5 - 10.5 would be typical uncorrected ratios.

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