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kle500 non start

I have a kle500a1 that wont start . script as follows
1. had a sticking choke . freed this up with wd40
2. used some carb cleaner as well on the carb body and bell mouths . coughed and spluttered but cleared after a few seconds
3. stopped the engine . cleaned inside carbs with carb cleaner
4. now wont start . it has back fired a few times but now nothing not even trying
5. taken carbs off and cleaned and blown out . new spark plugs . checked timing all ok and float levels . good spark . turns over well .but still nothing
where should i go next ?
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Hi.
I think if you have a good spark then it must be a petrol thing. did you get the jets out of the carbs and give them a good clean too?
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kle500 non start

well, it turned out to be piston rings of all things . i did a comppresion test and they were well down . when i stripped the engine the rings were stuck in the piston groves and 2 were broken . i think it must have been the carb cleaner that did it . i have since put a gpz500 engine in and all is well at the moment i have yet to ride it but have an mot booked at the end of the month . while it was off the road i had the frame powder coated and most of the other parts blasted and powder coated as well just need to recover the seat now
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well, it turned out to be piston rings of all things . i did a comppresion test and they were well down . when i stripped the engine the rings were stuck in the piston groves and 2 were broken . i think it must have been the carb cleaner that did it . i have since put a gpz500 engine in and all is well at the moment i have yet to ride it but have an mot booked at the end of the month . while it was off the road i had the frame powder coated and most of the other parts blasted and powder coated as well just need to recover the seat now
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how did you get the gpz engine in? did you keep the flywheel or use the gpz wiring loom or something?
im having a go at the moment but dont have a kle engine to swap bits off so am just using a gpz wiring loom as weel - which nearly fits i think . .
any advice would be appreciated.
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non start kle500

i used the kle wireing as well as the kle flywheel , so all in all it was just these that were needed . i did try the gpz flywheel but it dosnt work the pick-up are not the same a s the kle
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i'm going the other way as i didn't have the original engine just the gpz one. i am using the gpz wiring on a kle and have it all plugged in just about. needs a bit of messing with and may be ready to stick a battery on and fire it up. . . i have also kept the gpz carbs.
how is yours going? is it runing? whats the power like with a gpz engine in and has it affected the bike adversely in any way?
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non start kle500

well shes running okish . passed mot on sat . have a slight miss fire at about 4-5k . apart from that ok . the only diffrent think i have noticed is that the power comes in a lot latter . think this may be due to the gearbox or cams . but i will live with it for now perhaps i wll change the sprockets (smaller front larger rear )
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Hi. sounds great.
have you got gpz carbs iin too? and did you have to alter the airbox to let any more air through?
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Bloody hell! Would it not have been simpler to re-bore it and put new pistons and rings in?
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non start kle

no the engine only set me back £40.00 . i would think that a rebore and gasket etc would be looking double that . and it was far more simple to just change engines only took a day
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