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eyan

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eyan says:

bandit wont start.

Hi, can anyone give me advice on why my 600 bandit wont start? It has been stood in the garage for 2 months. the battery is fine and im getting a spark from the plugs. i have tried bump starting it but it wont spring into life. all it does is backfire. any advice would be appreciated.

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oscarthegrouch

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hmm

when the gap is set at 5 mil i only get a faint spark but when i set the gap to its maximum { 8 mil } ..whcih gap are you refering to eyan? is this some sort of variable on the spark tester ?

and what i meant about the coils was each coil has its own two wire feed i wondered if you had put the feed wires for one coil onto the other ?????

i'm starting to run out of ideas ...other than removing plugs and drying them out  properly and maybe trying to test the c.d.i pick up ?????? 

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eyan

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eyan says:

spark

the coils are too far apart to put them in the wrong order. the tool i bought is called a motion pro ignition system tester.its like a spark plug shape. you put it into a plug lead, earth it and there is a gauge that you can set by screwing it up and down to make the gap bigger. you can set it from no gap upto an 8 mil gap.the wider the gap i make, the bigger the spark. i havent had the cdi tested cos i was told that if it was faulty i wouldnt get any power at all. is this correct?

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jaffa90

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jaffa90 says:

visit

I`m coming over to yah tomorrow to find more clues:shock:.As my 3rd post why can`t you smell petrol at the end of the exhaust? It should be dripping petrol out now or you`ve a rats nest up there.Years ago i used to spray Easy Start into cars carb intake to see if they were short of petrol,but bike carb intakes are miles away from the engines.

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James600zx

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James600zx says:

Flooding it?

You said you changed the coils and got a much better spark, so perhaps you've fixed the original problem but (as others have said) you're now flooding it. Try cranking a few times with no choke (fuel tap on RUN or ON, not PRIME), then open the choke a little at a time and try again.

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oscarthegrouch

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now thats

mighty nice jaffa.......eyan you owe this fella a pint or two:winkie:

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eyan

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eyan says:

theres life in my bandit!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Guess what? i gave the choke a couple of pumps and the bike started up first time. it sounds as sweet as a nut. many thanks to everyone for their advice. i cant stop grinning. pint anyone?

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robsot

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robsot says:

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happy days mate.. get her ready for spring!

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jaffa90

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jaffa90 says:

started

Thank f**k for that,now we can all sleep.

Suggest a little redex in your tank and at 4/5000 on a quite straight road shut off and give it full choke a couple of times for 5 seconds only.Also don`t ring us,we`ll ring you.:shock:  

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eyan

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eyan says:

nice one

:tongue:m.o.t on monday and then selling it. ha ha!

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oscarthegrouch

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what

was wrong with it then

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