Help!! Wont Kick Start

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#1
I just bought my brand new dirt bike and when i tried it for the first time, everything works beautifully. When i tried it the second time, i cant kick start it anymore but if i push start it, it runs fine.

I dont really understand about this stuff, do you guys have any idea wat happened to my bike?
 

IndyMX

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#3
Try a new sparkplug.

You're may be fouled..

However, as he said up there^, give us more to go on.
 
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OK if it runs when you push start it but not when you kick start it my guess on a brand new bike is one of the following

1, its in gear and your clutch is dragging to much to let it start.

2, if its a 4 stroke you may have low compression by an improper valve clearance (new bike) check compression!

3, bikes these days are sensitive to old gas is your gas fresh?

4, 2 stroke did you properly mix your gas and oil? (break in /seizure issue) check compression!


good luck add more data for further troubleshooting

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Hi Guys,

Sorry for the late replies, I was too busy with the exam. Yes, it is a brand new bike I bought on ****, it is a chinese made 125cc thumpstar. The gear is 1N234, and it has no electric start. It is still relatively new. I did the kick start successfully once, but I just can't do that again till now, I have to push start it to use the bike. I also have put it to neutral, but it still doesn't work. I assume it is just a small problem and the engine is still alright as it can still work with push start. Thanks a lot guys for your quick reply.

Kathleen.
 

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If it's brand new take it back. Thumpstar is a pretty good brand and SHOULD stand behind their product. If a new plug and fresh fuel doesn't do it I'd look real hard at the CDI box. I had one bike that was flaky about starting like that, swapped the CDI and it's a gem.