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88 LT500R not starting
« on: May 14, 2024, 01:13:51 pm »
Picked up a couple of months ago, knew it wasn't running.  Here's what I've done:
-taken carb apart and cleaned, new pilot and main jet, new needle and seat, new mixture screw
-cleaned an absolute disaster of a mouse nest out of the filter.  Didn't see it initially, but took of the filter after not getting a start and all types of foam and insulation was jammed in their...cleaned up what got into the reeds, reeds look like new.
-cleaned gas tank, new fuel petcock and line, fresh gas mixed 32:1
-new B8ES spark plug
-compression test at 135 psi

Tried starting and using choke, would get 1 almost like it's trying to start, then that's it...I'd step away, following the starting procedure listed on this forum and get 1 almost fire, then nothing after a bunch of kicks

So I took off the flywheel, key looks ok, but still ordering a new one.  I went to look at the stator to see if timing was correct, and I'm not seeing a notch to even line up.  Anyone else ever see this?  I tested the stator and all came back ok, just noticed the R/Y and B/W wires aren't connected, which I'm assuming is because the removed the headlight. 

Any other ideas here?  Do I try to pick up a new stator? 

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