Hi, Anonymous and the usual suspects are:
1. Fouled spark plugs.
2. Severely discharged or a damaged battery should have 12.5 volts or more and be able to pass a proper "LOAD" test if necessary, you may have a preliminary reading of 12.5 volts or more but little or zero amperage the battery is faulty and must be replaced, AGM batteries fail in this scenario more so than lead-acid batteries.
3. Check battery terminals for damage or corrosion, check the battery cables at "BOTH" ends for loose, corroded, or broken connectors, "INSIDE" and outside the cable harness, perform connector wiggle test and check cables with an ohmmeter if necessary.
4. Loose connection at ignition coil or plug between ignition sensor and module.
5. Spark plug cables in bad condition, shorting/leaking, spark plug cable connections loose check for spark leakage in the dark.
6. Faulty ignition coil or electronic control module.
7. Faulty pulse coil.
8. Faulty CKP, CMP, or BAS sensor.
9. Faulty ignition switch.
10. Faulty run/off switch
11. Tilt sensor needs a reset.
12. Security alarm failing to disarm needs reset
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Sounds like the carbs float chamber is low in gas!
Blowing everything out of the carbs is fine , but thn to reset and tune up is another question...involving valve clearance, spark plugs conditions /gap. Setting the air-mixture screw...
Can also be tht it has low compression on the cylinders.
Worth a try to tht other source of gas hook up whilst you there yourself.
Hope this helps!
oops ,,i had one of these m8 a while ago and mine did this when i gunned it every where, wot happened to mine was the cam shaft caps had threaded there selves and it was the cam cover holdin the cams in,, check that first,, ,did or does the oil light come on wen runnin,, hopfully not,, drain a bit of oil out and check theres no filings in the oil,, if there is come back and il take yuh threw the next step,,
In the long run... get an automatic chain oiler. You´ll have to clean your rear once in a while, but its much easier, than maintaining your chain.
It´ll be cheaper, too.
Oh, and your chain will last longer as well!
Install new spark plugs and go easy on the throttle when starting. A power valve squirts extra gas every time the throttle is twisted. Twist too often when starting and the engine floods. Please rate my answer. Thanks!
If all 4 have sparks and 1 cylinder is colder than the others, then it would be fuel starvation on that cylinder. Almost always, it would be a carb problem. The carbs would need to be pulled down, stripped & dis-assembled and all non-rubber parts soaked in carb cleaner. Particular attention/cleaning to the jets and all the small / pin holes. Note the number of turns on the air pilot screw. Ensure float works on all specially the one for the cylinder that is cold.