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2000 XR50 need some advice - December 14, 2012, 02:16 PM

Ok so I had a family member drop the bike off to me and they have absolutely no knowledge of the history. Before I was anytime working on this thing I figured I would ask for some advice. When I go to kick start it I dont hear it turning over but its not like there's nothing. I can feel some pressure but I don't hear anything almost like the pistons not going anywhere. Ideas?


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Ok so I had a family member drop the bike off to me and they have absolutely no knowledge of the history. Before I was anytime working on this thing I figured I would ask for some advice. When I go to kick start it I dont hear it turning over but its not like there's nothing. I can feel some pressure but I don't hear anything almost like the pistons not going anywhere. Ideas?
Pull the spark plug, stick a long ziptie down the sparkplug hole and see if the piston is moving when you cycle the kick-starter by hand. Or even better if you happen to have a compression tester is just screw that on and see what happens when you give it a few kicks.


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December 14, 2012, 07:07 PM

You need to check: Spark, fuel, air, oil.

If it's been sitting then the carbs will need to be cleaned. They can get ugly really quick. And with the pinhole of a pilot jet, doesn't take much to keep it from starting.

Replace the plug. It's only a few bucks. Check for a decent spark when you kick it over.


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December 14, 2012, 08:42 PM

ON the right side of the engine there is a 14mm nut with a screw in the center (straight not philips). Loosen the 14mm nut and hold it in place while turning the screw clockwise till it becomes easy to turn. Then turn it (screw) back counter clockwise till you feel slight resistance. Now turn it back clockwise 1/8th of a turn and tighten the lock nut. Kick start the bike and have fun.
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ON the right side of the engine there is a 14mm nut with a screw in the center (straight not philips). Loosen the 14mm nut and hold it in place while turning the screw clockwise till it becomes easy to turn. Then turn it (screw) back counter clockwise till you feel slight resistance. Now turn it back clockwise 1/8th of a turn and tighten the lock nut. Kick start the bike and have fun.

Curiosity is killing me. What's the adjustment doing? Auto-clutch?


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Curiosity is killing me. What's the adjustment doing? Auto-clutch?
Yea, the little bike has a ramp style clutch system that works when you shift up or down. The problem is if you don't adjust it often enough the clutch will disengage enough that kicking the kicker over will provide slight resistance but the clutch slips too much to overcome the compression the piston is trying to create. You take the spark plug out and it will kick over like normal. Put the plug back in and your back to square one.
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Yea, the little bike has a ramp style clutch system that works when you shift up or down. The problem is if you don't adjust it often enough the clutch will disengage enough that kicking the kicker over will provide slight resistance but the clutch slips too much to overcome the compression the piston is trying to create. You take the spark plug out and it will kick over like normal. Put the plug back in and your back to square one.
Are you and expert on motorcycle repair? Yeah thats what I........oh wait right, you are...carry on. LOL
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Lol..... I could be wrong.
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December 14, 2012, 09:24 PM

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Yea, the little bike has a ramp style clutch system that works when you shift up or down. The problem is if you don't adjust it often enough the clutch will disengage enough that kicking the kicker over will provide slight resistance but the clutch slips too much to overcome the compression the piston is trying to create. You take the spark plug out and it will kick over like normal. Put the plug back in and your back to square one.
Off topic, thanks for the phone assistance with the suspension job Adam did for me.

I hope you can find someone who can use those other parts

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Off topic, thanks for the phone assistance with the suspension job Adam did for me.

I hope you can find someone who can use those other parts

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No worries. Thanks for donating the springs. I like having springs around when I get a customer who is strapped for cash and I happen to have the correct spring for them.
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No worries. Thanks for donating the springs. I like having springs around when I get a customer who is strapped for cash and I happen to have the correct spring for them.
Adam told me. That's stand up, for sure

Not sure if you will find many folks who need such a soft spring, but who knows


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Not sure if you will find many folks who need such a soft spring, but who knows
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Yeah but Suzuki spring this shit for someone the size of Ben


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You are the man Chris that's exactly what it was! Such a strange fix lol!


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