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Alexieff I have 2002 Indian scout that I just purchased.

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Customer: ***** ***** Alexieff I have 2002 Indian scout that I just purchased. Started fine until last Thursday. Now it cranks but won't start...
JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?
Customer: I tried another battery but no luck...
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Motorcycle
Expert:  Matt replied 1 year ago.

Hello

I'd check the basics next

1st check for spark by removing one of the spark plugs and plug it back into its lead andrest it on the metal of the engine ( DO NOT hold it on place by hand) then have your assistant turn the engine over whilst you watch the plug. It should give a fat blue spark at regular intervals.

If not then check that there's power to the coil pack (at the other end of the plug lead) using a meter. If there’s 12V at the pack but no spark then check the ECU power supply (fuse and relay) and also the connections to the crankshaft speed sensor.

If there is a spark and its still not starting then its likely that the fuel isn't getting through to the carbs

If the bike will start using a squirt of quick/ easi start into the intake then this confirms the problem is lack of fuel

Expert:  Matt replied 1 year ago.

Hi

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