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I have a 2012 honda foreman500 that will not start, the bike…

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I have a 2012...

I have a 2012 honda foreman500 that will not start, the bike ran fine less than a week ago. Now it will not crank, fuel pump is pumping i pulled the spark plug and grounded it out and it produces little to no spark,

Mechanic's Assistant: Do you have fuel in the tank? If so, is the shut-off valve open and the fuel clean?

Yes the bike is fuel injected and i keep it full and add fresh fuel with stabilizer routinely

Mechanic's Assistant: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?

Yes, i plan to change the spark plg and start with that and then the iginition coil next

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else we should know to help you best?

Is this issue typical of the fuel injected honda 500 models 2012 and later?

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Hi, my name is***** will be assisting you.

In response to your question, I will tell you no this not typical of the machine. Rarely do you see any issues with this bike.

I can tell you at the same time however that Honda engines are somewhat temperamental when it comes to the spark plug. I have seen some of these that you remove the plug and look at it and you can see absolutely nothing that appears to be wrong with the plug however the unit will not start, if you just replace the plug the majority of the time you will solve the starting problem. This does not seem to be a huge issue however it is across all of Honda engines that are made.

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