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I have a 2007 kfx 700 and on my last trip out it had a hard time starting up. It would take about 5 mins for it to finally get running. Today I thought to change the spark plugs and the fuel and air filters and yet still nothing. Is there anything else I would be able to do?
 

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damn--I was almost shure---
 

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I still say valves or poor engine compression caused by something else. If it was a bad cdi it would not of been hard starting and then started.
Dirty carb will usually start just won't run good.
 

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I still say valves or poor engine compression caused by something else. If it was a bad cdi it would not of been hard starting and then started.
Same thing with the valves; if it had been starting good, then suddenly won't start, then it's probably not the valve adjustment.
 

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But he said it was hard starting the last time out.
 

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I see what you mean, but he implied that it had been running good, and the last trip out it took 5 minutes to get it started, and now he's replaced more parts and it won't start at all. You could be right on the compression; I have a friend with a P700 and he was never known for spending much time on preventitive maintenance. He was running a K&N air filter that he "forgot" to oil the last time he supposedly cleaned it. We went for a long ride on one of the dustiest days of the year. He didn't make it back to the trailer; it lost so much compression from worn rings and cylinders that it wouldn't start.
 

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stuck chokes?check the plungers,make sure they are free of debris
 

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When my battery was on the fritz, it would crank over more than before, before starting. Put a jump on it and fired right up. Would be fine for a day, then go back to the extended cranking issue. Try jump starting it to see if it makes a difference.
 

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I still say valves or poor engine compression caused by something else. If it was a bad cdi it would not of been hard starting and then started.
Same thing with the valves; if it had been starting good, then suddenly won't start, then it's probably not the valve adjustment.

Our last trip to St Anthony we went to sleep all V's running good

Went to sleep woke up the next morning 2 of the V's would not start

Both needed valve adjustment :eek:
 
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