Engine seized on me 1-week ago. Pulled engine apart and removed busted piston. Flushed with gas/oil to remove debris. Took cylinder to cycle shop to inspect and verify piston size. New piston/rings arrived, shop installed new rings and sent me on my way. Put bike back together, kicked it first time and it started right up...then died. Hasn't started since.
compression seems good....spark seems fine...gas is flowing into float chamber
dumb question...is it possible the piston and spark timing is off? why would it kick over the first time and then die right away...seems like its starving for gas. however, i've tried dropping some gas into the cylinder head and starting but no luck. I haven't tried starter fluid/spray but I did try some carb/choke cleaner which is highly flammable.
so now it seems like spark could be my problem? I'm using new spark plugs..BR8ES..fuels mixed at 32:1. spark plug appears to be getting wet.
I can kick over the bike about 10-15 times and then it'll backfire.
Any thoughts or suggestions.....