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G'day guys, I have a '11 model that doesn't wanna start.

The story is I had a pretty hard crash laid the bike down on the right hand side twisting the radiator, twisting up all the controls and hurting the bike cosmetically.

All bent and broken bits were replaced in the following 2 weeks after the accident but due to injury I was only able to kickstart the bike today (3 weeks later) and to my dissapointment the

engine wouldn't come to life.

I've tried with throttle, no throttle, choke on without throttle and with throttle. The hot start is freely moving so I'm really not sure where to start looking? And yes, plenty of juice in the tank :-)

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Regards, Andy.

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Alright, never mind. I'm happy to admit when i'm an idiot if need be. This being one of those times.

Turns out fuel ignites better with a source of oxygen, and Twin-Air airboot covers tend to limit the oxygen supply.

So i removed it, installed a fresh air filter and she is alive again.

Sorry if i wasted your time, feel free to laugh at me ;-)

Andy.

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Alright, never mind. I'm happy to admit when i'm an idiot if need be. This being one of those times.

Turns out fuel ignites better with a source of oxygen, and Twin-Air airboot covers tend to limit the oxygen supply.

So i removed it, installed a fresh air filter and she is alive again.

Sorry if i wasted your time, feel free to laugh at me ;-)

Andy.

rather than laugh at you, ill pat you on the back for going a little deeper and figuring it out yourself... good job and heal up quick

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Haha thanks mate i appreciate that, and yeah slowly healing up, another couple of weeks and i'll be good as gold!

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ahahahaha...once upon a time, i got half the way around the track and my bike was dead- pushed it 1 mile back through sand and mud......turns out i left a paper towel in the air boot.

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haha great story, we all have those moments. I love watching guys get thier bikes off the trailer and kick shit out of them for ages, I want to tell them that the butt plugs still in but its just to damn funny

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Yep! Love the quick fix hahaha, it's good to know i'm not the only one doing stuff like this.

Here is a picture of the bike anyway just finished fixing everything after my wreck, she is good as new again.

2012-03-03213820.jpg

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