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Jeff Policky
Jeff Policky, Motorcycle Mechanic
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Have bought a Buell Lightning. 1st day went for a good blat.

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Hi Have bought a Buell Lightning. 1st day went for a good blat. Awesome. Went to start it later that day & it struggled, backfired & started. The next time, same day wouldnt fire. Have checked me battery starter & fuel lines but still no go.
JA: Does the battery look like it's leaking? And does it have a strong smell -- like sulfur?
Customer: No
JA: What year is your Lightning?
Customer: 2000
JA: What is the make/model of your car?
Customer: Car?
JA: Are you fixing your vehicle yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Its a 2000 Buell Lightning Motorbike. Have checked spark & Fuel lines
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: n0
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Motorcycle
Expert:  kwiggins29059 replied 11 months ago.

Hello, is spark present? Do you have a voltmeter so we can check a few things?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
we have a spark. No voltmeter. Battery is fine. Actually looks like I may have lost a sensor that connects at rear cylinder. Would that be right?