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1994 850 N/A Manual won't start

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1992 - 1997 850, 850 R, 850 T5-R, 850 T5, 850 GLT
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Re: 1994 850 N/A Manual won't start

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Pull off the cap and rotor and clean them up and get a good spark

If you get a good spark and it won’t fire on ether, part it out or get a new engine
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Re: 1994 850 N/A Manual won't start

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Didn’t mention this. New cap and rotor was the first thing I did. Gapped all the plugs at .028 and had good spark on all 5
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Re: 1994 850 N/A Manual won't start

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Aheadbeyond wrote: Sun Apr 07, 2019 4:56 pm Pulled spark plugs put some stater fluid in. Didn’t even sputter.
You spray starter fluid in Air intake not the cylinders. By the time you get the plugs back in and the wires reconnected the starter fluid would be long ago dissipated.

Spray a three second burst of Starting fluid in the Air Intake hose, then crank immediately before the Starting has a chance to dissipate.
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Re: 1994 850 N/A Manual won't start

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This ^^^.
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Re: 1994 850 N/A Manual won't start

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I tried this on my initial no start condition. I tried thru the spark plugs because it was suggested on an older post for a no start. I did spray it into the cap and poured it. But I will follow the suggested procedure now that I have gapped all the plugs to spec.
Just to verify.028? They were all at .040

Wanted to say thank you to everyone for their help.
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Re: 1994 850 N/A Manual won't start

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0.028 inches , correct
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