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I just purchased at auction Mule 1000 kaf450 it wont start cranks ok has fuel and spark at the spark plugs has compression I did not yet check compression with a gauge Wont even start with starting fluid one time did back fire Question if it has spark is the ignition ok or can I still have problem with the igniter or pulse coil?
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Motorcycle Mechanic: Louie, Technician replied 8 months ago
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Hi and welcome to JustAnswer, I’m Louie. Sorry you had to wait awhile but I’ll do my best to help.
Initially and on "...Question if it has spark is the ignition ok or can I still have problem with the igniter or pulse coil?..." Sparks = both igniter and pulse coil then are deemed good and functional.

To avoid asking you to do something you've already tried, can you please tell me what / any and all troubleshooting / specific steps you've already attempted other than / to address the above.

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

  • remove the air box;
  • cover the carb mouth with the palm of your hand;
  • attempt to start;
  • determine if there is strong suction;
  • and if your palm would get wet with fuel;
  • check the oil (possible stale fuel contamination);
  • remove spark plug and check burn color;
  • spray the insides of the spark plug hole with compressed air;
  • pour a small amount of fuel through the spark plug hole;
  • replace the spark plug.

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