The pilot should be open. This is to say that if you look through it at a light you should be able to see through it.
I suggest blowing it out with compressed air as well as the hole it fits in. While your at it give all the jets a blow out.
once you've put it back together I also suggest you fit an in-line fuel filter.
This will help to keep the dirt out and save you having ths same problem again
Hope this helps
Regards Andrew Porrelli
WHAT YOU ARE GOING TO HAVE TO DO FIRST IS CHASE DOWN THE WIRES ON THE ORIGNAL SWITCH.FIND OUT WHAT THE FOURTH WIRE IS FOR ON THE ORIGINAL ONE.AND SEE IF IT CAN BE DONE AWAY WITH ARE BYPASSED.MY GUESS IS THAT IT IS AN SAFETY WIRE.
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What kind of motorcycle? Dirtbikes require more slack than streetbikes. Normal streetbike operation requires 1/4" up and down for a total of 1/2" from its highest point lifted to its lowest point pushed down. Offroad requires slightly more. This does not have to be exact but for rule of thumb, slightly loose is better than too tight. Hope this helps.
set the adjustment5 lever to zero tension and then tap the outer brake hub with a mallet while gently prying on the hub, the brake shoes will eventually come unstuck. Once you get the hub off have it cleaned on a lathe and replace shoes if needed, most of the time not needed, then if you will notice the rubber gasket around your brake backing plate is horribly filthy, clean it really goo and smear a litlle grease on to keep it lubed up. the reson your brakes stuck was because the mud and water got past your rubber gasket. DO NOT PRY ON THE GASKET! reassemble and have fun.
Piston rings may be sticking after sitting for so long. It may serve you well to remove the top end, paying special attention to the timing alignment as you do. Visually inspect the piston and rings. ensure the rings can move freely in their grooves. Look at the piston for signs of blow-by. A burned up surface of the piston that extends past the rings onto the skirts. You may simply re-ring this machine and it would solve your problem if you view these problems.
As a rule of thumb it depends on how the vehicle is used. If it is used in the dirt where there is a dusty condition, 2000 miles or 100 hours would be best. If it is used exclusively around town on the highways and not a lot of city driving 3000 miles or 150 hours would be sufficient.
Hi, Austin before testing any electrical component in the Starting Circuit it is "IMPERATIVE" that you have a fully charged battery of 12.5 volts or more and be able to pass a proper "LOAD" test if necessary, you may have a preliminary reading of 12.5 volts or more but little or zero amperage, the battery is faulty and must be replaced. AGM type batteries fall into this scenario more so than lead-acid batteries. The following is a list of usual suspects that will cause your bike not to turn over.
1. Ignition Switch is in the "OFF" position.
2. Ignition Switch is faulty.
3. Engine Run Switch in the "OFF" position.
4. Engine Run Switch is "FAULTY" or corroded.
5. Check the 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.
6. Bank angle sensor needs a reset or is faulty.
7. FOB battery low or dead.
8. Faulty ignition switch.
9. Faulty starter button.
10. Faulty kickstand, clutch, neutral safety switch.
11. Security alarm needs a reset.
12. Starter relay, solenoid, starter motor or circuit wiring faulty.
13. Starter armature or field coils have failed.
14. Main fuse or circuit breaker may be blown or faulty.
15. Faulty ignition relay.
16. The electric starter is working but starter clutch has failed.
17. Check for engine trouble codes.
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