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jpres1964@aol.com
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Post by jpres1964@aol.com » Mon Jul 09, 2018 5:41 pm

Hi all,
Been here before but had to re-register as hadn't posted anything for donkey's (must read the rules!).
I'm an MT350 owner in Northants. Had a few issues lately and bike just stopped the other day like it had run out of fuel although tank almost full. I've put a new spark plug in (although old one appeared to be working fine), checked fuel supply which is fine. Original silencer is riddled with holes which I've patched/filled a number of times as replacement £250 but holes are back as big as ever. Perhaps the silencer is bunged up? Any ideas?
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Post by appyarry » Mon Jul 09, 2018 5:43 pm

I'd try some propane down the inlet to see if the spark is OK first.

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Re: New Member

Post by Force Motorcycles » Mon Jul 09, 2018 6:03 pm

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Post by Wirralman » Mon Jul 09, 2018 6:33 pm

Spark
Fuel
Air

To check for spark ,
remove plug
Hold plug thread to engine
Turn engine over on starter
If a spark jumps the gap to the central electrode, you know you have a spark If not trace all electrical cables and clean all connectors and earthing points

Fuel, unscrew fuel cap quite a way to ensure air can get in The breather in your fuel tap may be blocked
Loosen pipe below fuel tap to determine if fuel is getting through tap. If you have an anti-tilt valve fitted, bypass it with a piece of tube

Air, make sure air filter is dry and not clogged so air intake is clear Disconnect silencer section and see if exhaust can escape The engine should run without the exhaust fitted

It's then down to carburation but if your bike was running ok, it shouldn't suddenly fail Float suddenly got a hole perhaps

PS if you have been on the forum before, you will know that it is best to post Technical queries in the Tech section rather than the Welcome section
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Re: New Member

Post by Priest » Tue Jul 10, 2018 11:06 pm

Don't do what I did and test your spark with your pinky finger in the way.... it certainly makes you concentrate :shock: :shock: :shock:
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Re: New Member

Post by Wirralman » Tue Jul 10, 2018 11:10 pm

Priest wrote:
Tue Jul 10, 2018 11:06 pm
Don't do what I did and test your spark with your pinky finger in the way.... it certainly makes you concentrate :shock: :shock: :shock:
Ah, but you'll only do it once😊😊
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