I've got a couple threads on here, but I'm starting over with a where-I'm-at-now in the right section.
'09 Rebel, sat for 5 years, drained/filled new oil, installed new battery, wouldn't start, installed new spark plugs, wouldn't start, pulled the carb, disassembeled, soaked, cleaned, checked, and reassembled. Still won't start.
Almost ready to give up. I know it's not that complicated, but getting frustrated.
I pulled one of the spark plugs out and laid it on the engine and can see the spark. I gapped them with a feeler guage that the old ones fit, I don't remember the value.
I pulled the fuel line off the carburator and when I open the petcock and clear fuel flows out.
I rebuilt the carburator which was very lacquered, cleaned it completely. I tested all the ports and diaphragms, the jets are clean, the float pin valve moves freely, and its still the same after all that, won't start.
Other possible clues:
- It's the same 5 year old gas sitting in the tank, I'm assuming its still good?
- It turns fine with the starter, and when I open the throttle while it's trying to start, I can hear a pressure change in the cylinder (more air?)
- There is no other sign of any igniting of fuel/air at all. It just sounds like pistons moving air.
2009 Rebel 250