2008 weestrom starting issues

Discussion in 'Japanese polycylindered adventure bikes' started by Sonuvasailor, Sep 9, 2019.

  1. Sonuvasailor

    Sonuvasailor Adventurer

    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2011
    Oddometer:
    48
    Location:
    Atlanta, GA
    Hello everyone

    Fresh oil, fresh battery, 3/4 tank of gas.

    Starter spins but it won’t turn over.

    Any thoughts would be helpful - thanks
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  2. pixilated

    pixilated Been here awhile

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    Oddometer:
    338
    Location:
    6,300 ft.
    Check for spark at plug:

    Pull a plug and lay it on the block with plug wires still attached. Make sure the metal/hex on plug is touching the block (the block grounds the plug). Hit the starter and watch for spark.
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  3. i_4ce

    i_4ce Been here awhile

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    Oddometer:
    335
    Location:
    SLC, Utah
    I got an 07 and just had the fuel pump die a week ago. You can listen to hear if the fuel gets primed. or You can lift the tank and disconnect the fuel line, attach another line and drain to see if fuel is primed when you turn the motorcycle on.
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  4. dtysdalx2

    dtysdalx2 Just glad to be here.

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    26,806
    Location:
    Moneyapolis, MN
    Rock it back and fourth in gear. Maybe starter clutch is hung up.
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