- Nov 17, 2005
I was riding along and then my bike died. Like I just hit the kill button. Never able to restart. I cleaned the carb, replaced my cracked reed valves, new iridium plug, replaced gas and it still won't start. I have spark, checked last night. I know I am getting gas to the bowl because if I tip on it's side it comes out the overflow tube. Here's my question: I checked my compression and it is 72 psi w/o holding open throttle and 85 psi with the throttle wide open. What should it be and what things would cause this compression to go away suddenly? I am asking pre-emptively because I am taking off the cylinder and piston to inspect tonight. Thanks in advance for your help!