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2011/08/08 18:38:52 (permalink)

550 wont start. what next?

my buddy dropped his 2010 550 off at the house and it wont start. it cranks over fine and you can smell gas after a few seconds of trying to start it.  Where should i start? I told him to go pick up a new spark plug to try it. then was going to change out the gas. anything else?  He doesnt abuse the bike at all.   Thanks for the help

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    Re:550 wont start. what next? 2011/08/16 09:48:14 (permalink)
    Just wondering if you had found what was wrong with Ur buddies bike? My 07 700 is doing the same thing. Just turns over but won't crank. No codes on the display either. I'm thinking its either the tps or not a good spark. I already checked the fuel pump and cleaned the throttle body. Hope this gives you some ideas if u haven't figured it out

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    Re:550 wont start. what next? 2011/08/17 18:08:27 (permalink)
    i think your on the right track with a plug, my dads does the same once it takes a crap on him and the plug looks fine but its fouled out.

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    Re:550 wont start. what next? 2011/08/22 14:42:02 (permalink)
    not just fouled out, the plugs on the 550s are known to fail
    replace the spark plug, dont pull it and say, it looks good
    change it out
     

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    Re:550 wont start. what next? 2011/08/30 21:25:26 (permalink)
    This happened to mine. i went to start it one random day and it took a bit to turn over and then when it did it would not stay running, seemed almost like it would idol but die no matter how much throttle i gave it. After it died twice then it would turn over just not start. i was running regular unleaded, went and got premium and replaced the spark plug at the same time and it ran great, the plug didn't even look that bad. but it was one or the other and imma guess plug.

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    Re:550 wont start. what next? 2011/09/06 21:00:34 (permalink)
    Mine did this exact thing. It was running rough so I thought I may have bad gas. I put new gas in and it was fine until I turned it off. When I went to recrank it did not want to crank but eventually did. It died when I got to may garage and would not recrank. The neighbor and I took it down. We had spark, getting fuel, and no obstructions in the intake. I read the above posts and changed the plug, runs grat now. I talked with the dealer while I was there, he said the plugs in these are easy to foul. Thanks to the above posters for helping me fix my problem.

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    Re:550 wont start. what next? 2011/09/09 14:32:10 (permalink)
    a dealer telling you fouling is the issue is misinformed dealer
     
    there is some type of heat issue or something cracking the coil in the plugs, I have had them so bad they would not crank at all
    actually know a guy who owns a 550 and a 700 and both have done it two or three times each
     
    Im not sure what the fix is other than to carry one with you
    maybe try a different plug other than the stock ngk
    just an idea, I dont own one so I cant try it
    but when you see this many fail, this should be a recall issue, oh wait they only recall it if they know how to fix it lol
     
    and all the 660s I owned never had one plug fail
     

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