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Nov 12

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Lovebikes25 says:

Kawasaki won't kick over

My Kawasaki won't kick over I left it outside with a rain cover on but it was just sitting there for about 6 weeks not getting used can anybody help me with this problem and I noticed were it had been sat there was a wet patch underneath it:upset:

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Jan 08

Posts: 7720

kcmc says:


I will presume you mean your KX 85? but not sure,but you do say you have this machine on your profile.

It sounds like the fuel tap has been left on,the pressure of the fuel on a probably dirty float needle in the carb float bowl has leaked past flooding the cylinder,so when you try to kick start it you are trying to compress a liquid(neat fuel)this will become a solid which is stopping the piston from rotating over compression stroke. Take the spark plug out and see if it turns over,if it does kick it over until no more fuel comes out of the spark plug hole.Replace a clean dry spark plug,if you find the spark plug just gets wet with fuel all the time and the bike will not start,then the crankcase is also flooded.Quickest way to sort this without stripping is to take the fuel tank off and with a mate or two to help turn the bike upside down and with the plug out and using your hand kick the bike over until again all the fuel has come out of the crankcase,check the gearbox oil is correct (could leak out while upside down) before retrying to start the bike again with a clean dry spark plug.Good Luck

Oh and welcome to the site:smileLovebikes25


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