Bike won't fire up


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dbenson
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Bike won't fire up

Postby dbenson » Mon Oct 12, 2015 6:32 pm



I have come across a 1985 aspencade 1200, the bike just cranks and cranks but will not fire up, shops can not figure it out. Any help or tips would be great as to where to start would be great.



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Re: Bike won't fire up

Postby auctioneeral » Mon Oct 12, 2015 6:39 pm

Does it have spark at plugs.

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Re: Bike won't fire up

Postby dbenson » Mon Oct 12, 2015 7:37 pm

Not sure have not got the bike yet, just on word right now. But I do not believe it has spark

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Re: Bike won't fire up

Postby MikeB » Tue Oct 13, 2015 12:32 am

Kill switch connection?
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Re: Bike won't fire up

Postby dingdong » Tue Oct 13, 2015 7:24 am

More history please. Is this a new to you bike? Did this problem start suddenly? What do the "shops" say about this? We need to know a lot more in order to diagnose. Engines need compression, spark and correctly metered fuel. ???
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Re: Bike won't fire up

Postby f1xrupr » Sat Oct 17, 2015 9:01 pm

Shop can't figure it out?....hmmm-that sounds funny....
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Re: Bike won't fire up

Postby RoadRogue » Sun Oct 18, 2015 11:13 am

its a pretty simple machine. If that shop cant figure out the problem maybe you should find a better shop. 8-)
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Re: Bike won't fire up

Postby Dogsled » Sun Oct 18, 2015 5:49 pm

It's either fuel or electric. Hope for the fuel, you'll get good at diagnosing electrical issues the longer you own the bike. I've never had vaccuum problems...(oh crap, I prolly just cursed myself). Don't buy junk (HF) electrical diagnostic tools.
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Re: Bike won't fire up

Postby f1xrupr » Sun Oct 18, 2015 6:41 pm

Maybe it is kinda like mine was-didn't mention someone had "worked" on it-put the timing belts on wrong-bent 5 valves, and broke 1 valve guide off....told me " he lost the key, and it popped when he tried to start it (he wasn't the one that done the "work", but I think he knew more than he told me). Do a compression check before you buy....


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