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I have a 94 CBR 600 f 3. It won't start not even with

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I have a 94 CBR 600 f 3. It won't start not even with starting fluid what do u think could b wrong with it? I put a new idle cable on it that's all I have done to it. Please help me get her running again. So so much want to ride her. Haven't been able to since I bought it 5 months ago.
JA: Have you checked the battery, particularly the terminal connections? Are they corroded?
Customer: No they r in good shape she turns over but won't even try to start.
JA: Are you fixing your 600 yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Yes doing it myself. Not much, new idle cable, new plugs
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: That's it
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Motorcycle
Expert:  Louie replied 10 months ago.

Hi and welcome to the site, I’m Louie. Sorry you had to wait awhile but I’ll do my best to help.

Initially, please post back with clear pictures of the " idle cable...". Click HERE.

Still, let's review and check the basics. Proposed preliminary checks (if have not been done):

  • attempt to start again and work the trhottle as if trying to flood the engine;
  • remove the sparkplugs;
  • check if they got wet with fuel;
  • carefully perform a spark test;
  • ensure that the air box, air filter and coupling to carb are correctly installed with no possible air leak.