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That sounds like a bad/corroded ground cable from the battery to the engine, Anon.

Honda... | Answered on Apr 04, 2019


Hi, Mickey and the usual suspects are:
1. Fuel tank empty.
2. The fuel tank has old dead gas.
3. Fuel tank bottom contaminated with ethanol sludge, dirt, water, rust, etc.
4. Fuel supply valve/petcock turned off.
5. Fouled spark plugs.
6. Engine flooded as a result of overuse of the choke.
7. Vacuum hose to the fuel supply valve/petcock disconnected, broken, cracked, or pinched.
8. Fuel valve/petcock or filter clogged.
9. Fuel line to carburetor or throttle body pinched, kinked or blocked.
10. Carburetor float stuck.
11. Fuel injectors clogged.
12. Fuel injectors stuck open.
13. Quick disconnect check ball stuck.
14. Compression below 75 PSI.
15. A stuck-bent-burnt valve.
16. Severely discharged or a damaged battery should have 12.5 volts or more and be able to pass a proper "LOAD" test if necessary, you may have a cursory reading of 12.5 volts or more but little or zero amperage the battery is faulty and must be replaced, AGM batteries fail in this scenario more so than lead-acid batteries.
17. Check battery terminals for damage or corrosion, check the battery cables at "BOTH" ends for loose, corroded, or broken connectors, "INSIDE" and outside the cable harness, perform connector wiggle test and check cables with an ohmmeter if necessary.
18. Loose or corroded wire connection at the coil or plug between ignition sensor and ECM module.
19. Spark plug cables in bad condition and shorting check for spark leakage in the dark, cable connections are loose or connected to the wrong cylinders.
20. Ignition timing incorrect due to a faulty ignition coil, ignition module or MAP, CMP, CKP, O2, TPS, ETP, IAC sensors.
21. Faulty neutral, clutch, kickstand safety switch.
22. Faulty fuel pump or fuse or relay.
23. Faulty or corroded run/stop switch.
24. Tilt sensor needs a reset.
25. Security system not disarming alarm needs a reset.
26. Check for engine trouble codes.
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Honda... | Answered on Apr 02, 2019


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Honda... | Answered on Apr 01, 2019


Time to go back to basics and ensure the ignition timing is correct. Remove the spark plug and highlight the timing mark or make a mark on the flywheel/rotor that indicates a few degrees BTDC and use a stroboscope to ensure the marks are approximately in line when the kickstarter is operated fairly vigorously.

Could be something has been fitted wrong or has been damaged. The electrics/electronics are fairly complex and I am not familiar with the model. I don't know how the ignition is triggered for instance, but I once encountered a 2-stroke that had seized but refused to start after the rebuild. The engine had stopped so suddenly the flywheel (rotor) had kept going for a very small amount of time and had become twisted so the relationship between the hub/crankshaft keyway and spark timing had been lost. A replacement flywheel was fitted and it started first kick...

Honda... | Answered on Mar 30, 2019


Check on line or on "you tube" for spark plug gap.

Honda... | Answered on Mar 30, 2019


Any bike that has a battery fitted needs a battery to run. The hot wire would be the one that charges the battery.

Honda... | Answered on Mar 28, 2019


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Honda... | Answered on Mar 28, 2019


better get the VALVE timing/clearance checked and adjusted

Honda... | Answered on Mar 27, 2019


Check fuses and ignition switch connections.......

Honda... | Answered on Mar 25, 2019


Sounds like your battery is flat. You need someone to recharge it for you, unless you possess a battery charger. If you do, you must follow the directions exactly. You would be safer to carefully disconnect the Honda battery first before recharging.

Honda... | Answered on Mar 21, 2019


Use a volt meter to see if voltage is getting to the starter motor. If there is not voltage, check the starter button and relay

Honda... | Answered on Mar 18, 2019


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Honda... | Answered on Mar 18, 2019


Check the petcock and ensure that fuel is allowed to flow. From what you're describing, it seems like the engine may be fuel starved.

Honda... | Answered on Mar 12, 2019

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