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my bike was running perfect all day at the track today

after getting home i washed the bike and put plugs in the exhaust before doing so, now it wont start. did the same thing a month ago and i had to kick it about 1,000 times before it would start. i checked the filter and spark plug and everything is fine. has this happened to anyone? any help is appreciated. im out of ideas. its an 06 crf250 btw. never had any problems

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yeah i pulled the plugs out

Sorry, I figured that you did, but I had to ask. Pull apart all electrical connections, air dry, and dielectric grease them all before putting them back together. That's if you haven't already done that. Even if it doesn't fix the problem it will have properly protected connections. You might try draining some fuel thru the carb.

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After I wash, I almost always have to use the choke to get it to start. Are you sure it isn't something simple?

I agree with all the others - check your electrical connections. I had a problem with my KTM that turned out to be some corroded connecters. Go over every connection, clean what you can, and use dielectric grease when reconnecting them.

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Basically what everyone else has said, i would check for electrical problems, not doubting you that you checked, but just saying.

Make sure theres not anywhere water could have gotten in the exhaust and check for those exposed cables.

Maybe try some starter fluid to see if it even runs?

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tried bump/roll starting it several times down my street but wouldnt start. sounded like it would but would die within half a second. yah it has a good spark. we tested it a few times. drained the float bowl too but that didnt help either

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