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Old 03-25-2012, 10:23 AM   #7063
Catching up with my past
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Joined: May 2009
Location: North Vancouver - ex Jo'burg, SA
Oddometer: 80
My 640 will NOT start :-(

I have a starting problem. My 2005 640 Adventure will NOT fire at all.

Story is as follows: Ignition fuse blew on the highway and engine died.
Trailered the bike home after blowing 4 more 10Amp ignition fuses at the side of the highway. Engine would fire and the fuse would blow so i suspected an electrical short.

I parked the bike for 8 months and never touched it until now. I found two worn through wires under the dash that I repaired. Starter turns engine over but it will not start. (So that fuse is not blowing now)
Opened carb and cleaned it, set valves, drained fuel, installed new spark plug (yes there is a spark). I even used an easy engine start Ether spray in the airbox and got a few loud bang backfires.
Battery is new. Just will not start?

Could the spark not be strong enough? Maybe the timing is way out? Bike was running very well until that day it died on the highway. Has 50 000km on it.
Any advice is appreciated :-)

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