Starting Problem

The Masons masonjs at
Fri Nov 21 14:15:26 PST 2008

A simple check to see if it is your battery.  Try to jump start it with 
booster cables from the battery in your car or truck.  If it lights right up 
go buy a new battery.


The fuel tank bolts are an excellent ground, I usually just clamp the 
positive to a screw driver and set the driver on the positive pole of the 
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Les Johnson" <jjohnsonlta at>
To: <gpzlist at>
Sent: Monday, November 17, 2008 11:01 AM
Subject: Starting Problem

>   Well I did post a warm starting problem which has turned into a cold one
> now. Went to start this morning and after cranking on and off for a minute
> it just made a loud backfire. Tried again one last time but no go. Turns
> over fine but won't start. I have noticed since I purchased the bike that 
> I
> have to put the chock on not all the way. It won't hardly fire or run with
> the chock on full. I move it off a bit then it will start fine. Now that
> bwon't work cause it won't start period.  Any ideas on how to proceed?
>    Les J.

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