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I can start it with starter fluid but it wont stay running…

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I can start it...

I can start it with starter fluid but it wont stay running and it wont start without it.

Mechanic's Assistant: Have you checked the battery, particularly the terminal connections? Are they corroded?

Brand new battery and leads

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the model/year of your motorcycle?

2000 kawasaki vulcan classic 1500

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your bike yourself? What have you tried so far?

Yes I'm fixing it myself. I've changed the plugs, new battery and leads, and changed the oil.

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Motorcycle
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Motorcycle Mechanic: Steve, BMW Expert replied 7 months ago
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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Ok.
Thank you Steve
Motorcycle Mechanic: Steve, BMW Expert replied 7 months ago

you have a fuel starvation issue... what has been checked to this end?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Nothing.
What should I do?
Motorcycle Mechanic: Steve, BMW Expert replied 7 months ago

Please do not forget to click a positive rating as this is the only way I receive credit for my answer, thank you

since its fuel starvation that limits the issue to the fuel pump not getting power, the fuel pump being bad, or there being a clog/blockage in the fuel line (ie the filter).

you should start by checking for voltage at the fuel pump - if voltage is present and the pump isn't running, the pump is bad

if no power is present, check the circuit for an issue

if there is power and the pump is running, check the filter

Please let me know if you have further questions. Please do not forget to click a positive rating as this is the only way I receive credit for my answer, thank you. Best wishes with your vehicle.

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