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vmaximus
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PostSubject: starting problems   starting problems I_icon_minitimeSat Aug 08, 2020 4:24 am

Right chaps i need a bit of advice. A couple of days ago i put some petrol into the scooter out of a container i had, the petrol was only a few months old, the scoot started instantly then died, i syphoned the old petrol out and put new petrol in but it will not start or show any attempt to start. I have checked all fuses sprayed the l/hand lever switches and kill switch and checked that the s/stand switch is working and all seem to be ok. I don't seem to get a good spark at the spark plug or it may be that i cant get a good view of the plug tip. Thanks in advance for any advice.
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PostSubject: Re: starting problems   starting problems I_icon_minitimeSat Aug 08, 2020 6:37 am

Find a fresh fully charged battery and try again.
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PostSubject: Re: starting problems   starting problems I_icon_minitimeSat Aug 08, 2020 8:06 am

Battery is top notch, looks like I might have water in the petrol, I am in the process of draining the tank, new petrol then try again. By the way I have had the beast starting to fire so complete drain and new petrol should sort it out (hopefully), will let you know the out come...Pud.
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PostSubject: Re: starting problems   starting problems I_icon_minitimeSat Aug 08, 2020 8:09 am

Just for giggles you may want to pull the plugs, clean / gap them. Water is not your friend unless blended with hops:)
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PostSubject: Re: starting problems   starting problems I_icon_minitimeSat Aug 08, 2020 9:00 am

You are right there my friend, actually  the plugs are pretty much clean and I run on Iridium plugs. I have a good feeling all will be well once the old petrol is out and new put in. The first lot of water/petrol that I got out was pretty much thinned out emulsion but the rest didn't look too bad.  Pud.
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