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Offline Whitetiger11

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800 XC Non start
« on: November 02, 2020, 06:03:59 AM »
Greetings All
Two weeks ago after a run I washed the Tiger, muckoff and garden hose
Fired the bike up and rode to the garge 5 minutes and left, Now when I went to start up it had all the dash lights, engine turned over and a smell of unburned fuel at the exhaust but it did not fire up, not that mechincal on the Tigher so before it goes to the shop does anyone have any suggestions, I've tried the spare key too

Offline Rtwo

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Re: 800 XC Non start
« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2020, 06:27:29 AM »
Basics first:
Kill Switch
Side stand
Enough fuel
Leave it for a while

Sounds like (from the clues) that it's electrical so double check the coil connectors and spark plugs next

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Offline chuckxc

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Re: 800 XC Non start
« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2020, 09:46:53 AM »
 Any chance you allowed water to enter the fuel tank?
 If so, adding 100ml or so of methylated spirit might help mix water and fuel if it has a small amount of water in the tank. Keep cranking until it wants to fire.
Or, did you get too much water around the ignition connectors/cables? Make sure electricals are dry.

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Offline chico

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Re: 800 XC Non start
« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2020, 06:05:09 PM »
It's advisable to blow dry the bike after washing or riding in the rain, especially the areas where there are wire connections. A short ride won't eliminate all the moisture. If connections are left to dry by ambient temperature the water will leave a residue on the wire connections that over time will corrode the connections.



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