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Don Zou

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    '98 DR350SE won't start, help :)

    success - sort of :) after installed the new e-starter, the magic button did it, with starting fluid sprayed directly into the engine.... I guess I just wasn't kicking it hard enough lol. next step is to completely clean the carb and put it back on.... should be good.. thanks guys!
  2. Don Zou

    '98 DR350SE won't start, help :)

    yes I guess the kicker was added by a previous owner. I already took the carb off and sprayed starting fluid directly into the engine, and nothing happened when I kicked.... and there is spark when I pull the plug out and look at it when I kick. very puzzling.. anyways - compression test and estart to come... will update... thx.
  3. Don Zou

    '98 DR350SE won't start, help :)

    ok got it... will check shortly and post update.. thx. pretty sure that's not the case as the first time I pulled the plug there were old spider webs on it lol.
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    '98 DR350SE won't start, help :)

    I already took the carb off and sprayed starting fluid into the engine thru the neck (?) to the carb, and thru the spark plug hole. and there is spark when I pull the plug out and kick it. I will try the e-starter in a couple of days (ordered new battery and starter).
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    '98 DR350SE won't start, help :)

    then it would have the same 80-90 oil in there right now... I haven't changed the oil yet. yes will test compression after I get the meter.
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    '98 DR350SE won't start, help :)

    what would the 'tricks' be? maybe I can use the same to get it started? the seller started on the 2nd kick and it idled for 5 minutes while I tried the throttle and walked around the bike.... I didn't test ride because the throttle was a little sticky and I'd have to close the valve by hand on the carb.
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    '98 DR350SE won't start, help :)

    ok will do... actually bot a compression gauge to test shortly... the thing that gets me is the seller cold started in front of my eyes.... so what could have happened during a short 2 hour ride home in a van :)
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    '98 DR350SE won't start, help :)

    Hi - I read thru all the fun in these 350-wont'-start threads... and here is my situation. Bot this '98 DR350SE a month ago.. at the time the seller cold-started in front of me with a couple of kicks, no problem. I transported the bike back home in a van, so had to lay on its side - if that makes a difference. But haven't had any luck to start it - have taken off the carb, put on a new spark plug - it has spark. tried spraying starting fluid into the neck that connects to the carb, and into the spark plug hole... nothing worked. When I kicked there wasn't even a pop or any indication that it tried to start. the e-starter is dead and there is no battery.. I have purchased new ones that will come in a couple of days. But at the mean time, what else can I try? can't be timing or anything like that? thanks!
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