DR650SE wont start!

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by KaceCoyote, Oct 31, 2012.

  1. KaceCoyote

    KaceCoyote Pass the queer more beer

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    So, bike sat for a week on a flat tire. Tire gets fixed, but wont start now.

    Heres the deal, its an IMS tank with the stupid IMS petcock which I already ripped apart, rebuilt and doublechecked to make sure it actually flows and doesnt leak. so, Petcock eliminated. Turns over, will pop over a few times and then promptly dies right out.

    Recharges the battery, checked the plugs and terminal connections. Good voltage to the plugs are confirmed.


    So here are some potential environmental factors. Gas did seem a little dark, but its only like a week old so wtf? Could water have contaminated the fuel to a sufficient amount to let it fire a few, then conk out? Not sure. No fucking clue really what could be at work here, I've run through my diagnostics list and any assistance would be greatly appreciated. Am under a somewhat intense time deadline here.
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  2. NJ-Brett

    NJ-Brett Brett

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    Pull a spark plug and check it, and see if you have spark.
    Does the exhaust smell like nasty off gas?
    Choke working?
    Kill switch on?
    Carb float stuck?

    Brown gas does not sound good...
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  3. clapped_r6

    clapped_r6 The Spoad Warrior

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    drain the float bowl with the petcock "on" for a few oz. get the schmeg that is sitting at the bottom out. most likely.
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