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My husband got a panther 110 CC from a gentleman that has

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My husband got a panther 110 CC from a gentleman that has sat for a year he has replaced the solenoid and it wants to crank but doesn't want to turn over! What should we do first?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Motorcycle
Expert:  gomi_otaku replied 1 year ago.

Did you clean out the tank and the carb, and put fresh gas in it?

Expert:  gomi_otaku replied 1 year ago.

After sitting, the needle jets in the carb will be clogged up with varnish.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No we have not drained the gas out and put fresh gas in yet! That will be our next step then and then we will let you know!
Expert:  gomi_otaku replied 1 year ago.

When gas sits, it evaporates, leaving behind a varnish that is hard to dissolve. Modern gas, within the past few years, can start going bad within a month. Since the carburetor has a bowl that fills with fuel in order to operate, when that fuel evaporates it will gum of the tiny holes in the needle jets. You need to disassemble the carb and let it soak in a container of solvent for a day or two, then use compressed air to blow out the passages to make sure they are clear, and spray solvent through the needle jets to make sure they can flow.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Okay we will work on that and let you know
Expert:  gomi_otaku replied 1 year ago.

Perfect, hope you get it running!

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
We have been terribly busy busy busy! We have not had a chance to do as you had mentioned! But it is in our plans to get done what you have told us to get done just wanted to make sure you knew that we were still on it and still needing your help!! Thanks
Expert:  gomi_otaku replied 1 year ago.

That's OK- the system will send you automated messages to come back, just know it is not ME harassing you. If you have further questions don't hesitate to ask.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Weve done cleaned out the carburator and put in new gasoline, no luck HELP
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
The battery is working because we have juice to the lights and such unless its just not enough pull over! we also have spark from the spark plug but it won't turn over yet! We also emptied the carburetor and put in new gas
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
My husband says he is getting a random spark and he's not sure exactly why! We already bought and replaced the starter solenoid to try and get spark out of the fuse which we now are getting a random spark not knowing exactly why so we are now checking the wiring to the handlebars! Any suggestions please would be helpful
Expert:  gomi_otaku replied 1 year ago.

What do you mean by random? Meaning it is not always there, or it sparks at the wrong time?

Does it have a cutoff switch (kill switch)? Is that what you are checking on the handlebars?

Is the battery cranking the engine? Or are you kick starting it? Have you tried a little starting fluid in the carb throat? Make sure the air filter and all vacuum lines are hooked up or it will not start, too much air intake.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
the spark is not always there! We have done everything of the above that you said just are not getting the consistent spark it only sparks sometimes we think it has to do with a wiring not sure what we need to look for
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
We gave it a rest last night and will be looking at it again here soon! We believe it's part of the wiring of some sort maybe a kill switch but not sure we have not seem to identify anything of the such
Expert:  gomi_otaku replied 1 year ago.

Have you checked the stator windings to see if they are broken or corroded? That is what builds the field to initiate spark.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
It doesn't have a stator winding! It's an electrical little box with wires that is connected to the solenoid which is connected to the spark plugs
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
We are totally at the end of her rope can't figure out what to do next we did what you said about the stator winding and it still doesn't turn over! Very frustrated
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Our rope not her rope lol
Expert:  gomi_otaku replied 1 year ago.

OK- so the CDI (which I assume is the box your husband replaced)- does it have 4 pins or 5 pins at the connector?

Your stator is under the cover, it is the windings that generate the spark pulse as the engine rotates.

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