Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: No longer in Pensacola Fl.
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Sounds to me like you might have several issues going on simultaneously...1st thing you need to do is ascertain that the battery is actually good,and then make certain it is fully charged(Just because a battery is new does not make it a good hot battery,they sell duds in everything)...2nd is the starter problem which may be caused by the 1st...You should not be hearing the solenoid clicking when you go to start it unless the battery is weak/dying as the starter should make enough noise that you would never hear it...you can check the starter by simply hooking the ground jumper cable to the frame,(with a known hot,or good battery supplying the juikce)and touching the positive jumper cable to the post on your starter,if it doesn't spin,then it is bad,or going bad...Next thing I would do is take the fuel line off ahead of the "new fuel filter" and see if the gas flows freely,and is spotlessly clean,and smells like fresh gas if so...Then check the fuel flow after the fuel filter to see if it flows as well,or at all...If you have good fuel,and good flow at both places,then move onto the carb by checking the fuel by removing the carb drain screw allowing whatever is in there to drain onto a clean white paper,or shop towel...If you find anything other than clean,fresh smelling gas you have to remove the carb,and clean every jet,every orifice,all of the inside of the carb. itself..Check,and see what number is stamped on the main jet which is the larger jet usually closest to the float bowl as it may be too small,or too large(sometimes happens when someone puts a carb kit in,and doesn't know which size carb they have,or which jet to run in it,thinking the bigger the jet the better does not usually work out if you aren't able to get more air to supply the motor,you will actually wash the cylinder down with raw gas,and it can eventually seize up on you) ...Also,have you checked the bearings,and chain tension to see if they may be too tight? A thin walled plug socket will work,and usually the cheaper sockets are thinner,although not always...You may want to check the output voltage on your stator also to see if it is supplying proper voltage/amperage to your battery if a good/hot battery dies on you after riding for a little while..Borrow a volt meter,and a friend who knows how to use it properly if you're not used to using one...