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Old 04-20-2014, 02:42 PM   #1
mkmkmkmk OP
Joined: Jan 2011
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1981 Honda xl500s not starting

Hello friends.

Need some help on geting this xl500s started. Its a new to me bike that wasnt running got for a real cheap. I rebuilt the carbs and cleaned all the jets and details. Got new foam filter. Changed the oil, converted the 23 to 21. Got the electronics all cleaned up. I'm getting fuel to the head and am I getting a spark, but just not getting those two at the same time. Can anyone fill me in how to check that valves are opening at the right time for it all to work? Or is there other bits i should be looking into? ANy details and comments are super helpful. Really excited to get this bike up and running.

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