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Engine & Transmission / Re: FOR THE LOVE OF GOD PLEASE HELP ME WITH KICKSTARTER
« Last post by dailydose1 on December 09, 2017, 12:57:07 PM »
I will put up a video tonight, I appreciate your help! I am new to bikes but loving every frustrating, annoying, terrible moment of getting this thing running haha. Please watch video tonight.
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Engine & Transmission / Re: FOR THE LOVE OF GOD PLEASE HELP ME WITH KICKSTARTER
« Last post by steve on December 08, 2017, 10:58:16 PM »
It would be very helpful to have photos (video would be even better).  From your description, I can't really tell what the problem is.
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Engine & Transmission / Re: FOR THE LOVE OF GOD PLEASE HELP ME WITH KICKSTARTER
« Last post by dailydose1 on December 08, 2017, 04:27:52 AM »
Steve,

I installed the clutch per pictures I found on this site and I still have no tension on the clutch. I must have had it way too tight which was why my kickstart wouldnt work and clutch was always seeming like it was being pulled. But when i loosen it, it doesnt have any tension. Do you have any thoughts?
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Engine & Transmission / Re: FOR THE LOVE OF GOD PLEASE HELP ME WITH KICKSTARTER
« Last post by steve on December 07, 2017, 10:36:40 PM »
Glad you got it working.   For help figuring out the starter clutch and kickstart mechanism:  http://www.xs500forum.com/index.php?topic=267.0.   These motors are way too complicated to work on without a manual.
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Engine & Transmission / Re: Bike wont start
« Last post by steve on December 07, 2017, 10:29:28 PM »
I suppose you are talking about the starter clutch, but I can't picture what's going on there.   Maybe if you can post some pics or video, one of us could help sort it out.   

Do you have a copy of the repair manual?   It's available here:  http://www.xs500forum.com/index.php?topic=267.0

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Engine & Transmission / Re: FOR THE LOVE OF GOD PLEASE HELP ME WITH KICKSTARTER
« Last post by dailydose1 on December 07, 2017, 10:10:42 PM »
i got it, clutch was too tight i guess....but i cant figure out my clutch so thats my next problem :p
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Engine & Transmission / FOR THE LOVE OF GOD PLEASE HELP ME WITH KICKSTARTER
« Last post by dailydose1 on December 07, 2017, 09:03:42 PM »
hi all,

i am trying to install the kickstart. I have the cover off now and put the kickstart in and it spins the clutch but not the timing rod? Any suggestions or tips?

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Engine & Transmission / Re: Bike wont start
« Last post by dailydose1 on December 07, 2017, 09:02:32 PM »
Thank you, i think that may be the issue as well and did not know that about the spark plugs.

Question, my kickstart is not working and i have the side cover off right now. The kickstarter will spin the clutch but not the timing part if that makes sense. Any idea what I am doing wrong?
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Engine & Transmission / Re: Bike wont start
« Last post by steve on December 07, 2017, 07:32:30 PM »
Sorry for the late reply.   Hope this helps:

Have you tried swapping the spark plug wires?   A TX500 will not run unless the spark plug wires are on the correct spark plugs.

If the spark plug wires are on the correct spark plugs, and you have good spark, and you have good compression, the next logical thing to do is start looking at fuel.   Take out the spark plugs and check to see if fuel is making it to cylinders.   If you have been trying to start the bike recently, there will be unburned fuel on the spark plug tips.   If you do not smell fuel on the spark plug tips, that tells you fuel is not reaching the cylinders.
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Engine & Transmission / Bike wont start
« Last post by dailydose1 on December 06, 2017, 09:06:46 PM »
Hi Everyone,

I rebuilt the engine on my bike and finalyl have good compression, wired up, but it wont start.

1. I have set valve clearances
2. Timed the bike
3. Have spark

She wont go though, on a side note the electric starter seems to be having some trouble really spinning fast?

it must be a fuel issue right?
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