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TomF

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Starting
« on: September 26, 2017, 08:53:10 PM »
The scooter has been sitting for 4 years.

Fuel drained and replaced....Check
New battery with a full charge...Check
Oil drained and replaced...Check
Checked all the fuses related to the ignition...Check

The bike will not even attempt to role over anyone have any ideas?

Tromper

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Re: Starting
« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2017, 09:19:10 PM »
Power switch is off?
Side Stand switch is stuck?

No dry clicking, nothing?  lights nice & bright?
08 SYM HD200
07 Suzuki Burgman 650

TomF

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Re: Starting
« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2017, 11:11:29 PM »
Lights nice and bright
Power switch is on
I have no idea on the side stand switch

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Re: Starting
« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2017, 08:27:04 AM »
http://www.scooterunderground.ca/knowledge/manuals/index.htm
Has a link to your factory manual, or you can click directly here
http://www.scooterunderground.ca/knowledge/manuals/documents/SYM_RV250_Service_manual.pdf

Should be a few nice pics there.  On many bikes, including this one per the manual, the side stand has a simple switch to prevent the bike from starting if it's on the side stand, or if the side stand is down.
They're usually  a pretty simple device, but they're also known to get sticky and not close properly, outright fail, & otherwise be a nuisance.

Certainly worth checking.  My burger still catches me on that now & again.
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07 Suzuki Burgman 650

redridinghood

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Re: Starting
« Reply #4 on: September 27, 2017, 11:51:47 AM »
One question Tromper asked
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No dry clicking, nothing?
would be very helpful to get an answer on...

The clicking noise of the starter solenoid would be expected even with a low battery...or even with the possibility that the engine has seized from sitting for 4 years...
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The scooter has been sitting for 4 years.
Do you know how little time it takes for rust to form on a bare metal cylinder wall? :-X

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The bike will not even attempt to role over anyone have any ideas?

Would be great if you could just use a kick starter to verify the engine will turn over... :P

...or if it didn't have a CVT, you could pop it into gear and...

Ever do a valve adjustment? Well, you don't have to do one now, but if you know how to turn the crankshaft with a ratchet & socket, you could eliminate the possibilty of a seized engine...

Adding...If you've ever turned a small engine like yours over to do a valve adjustment, you already know how little force it takes to do so...

..if you haven't, let me say it takes very little force, so don't grab the longest ratchet you have and tug with all your might..

You'll know right away if the piston rings and cylinder wall think they're all 1 piece... (Rusted together and stuck)
« Last Edit: September 27, 2017, 01:33:31 PM by redridinghood »

TomF

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Re: Starting
« Reply #5 on: October 01, 2017, 04:50:14 PM »
Kick stand switch....thanks

Anyone have any videos of cleaning the carb?

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Re: Starting
« Reply #6 on: October 03, 2017, 04:51:32 PM »
If it runs, put seafoam in it and take it for a long ride.
2008 dark grey RV250, 27,000 miles

Tromper

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Re: Starting
« Reply #7 on: October 03, 2017, 05:08:47 PM »
Lots, google is your friend (who sells your every move and thought to anybody who'll pay).
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HgTcWneefUE

Kick stand switch....thanks

Anyone have any videos of cleaning the carb?
08 SYM HD200
07 Suzuki Burgman 650