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Steve, Motorcycle Mechanic
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Experience:  30+ yrs. experience, MMI, HD technician, HD early, engine rebuild/performance, bike builder, kit bike program manager, CCI 2001-2004
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74 moto guzzi no start, has spark and fuel new points and

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74 moto guzzi no start, has spark and fuel new points and rotor. removed one carb and sprayed starting fluid into cylinder and still no start
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Motorcycle
Expert:  Steve replied 1 month ago.

Hi. My name is ***** ***** I would appreciate the opportunity to help with your question.

Expert:  Steve replied 1 month ago.

never remove the carb to use starting fluid.

your engine requires 3 things to start and run.

- spark (timed ignition)

- fuel (a correct air/fuel mixture)

- compression.

based on everything you have posted, I would perform a compression test.

let me know if you need instructions.

let me know what you find.


Expert:  Steve replied 10 days ago.

let me know if you need more help.

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thank you,


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