86 Honda Spree Won't Start

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86 Honda Spree Won't Start

Post by naveen93 » Sat Aug 18, 2012 9:40 pm

I bought a beautiful 86 honda spree about three weeks ago, rode the thing around all weekend. Then I left it sitting for 3 weeks and on accident left the knob on "run" instead of "off" and now I can't kick start it. It has fresh gas and plenty of oil, any thoughts on why it's not turning over? It sounds like it wants too but doesn't make that wonderful spree sounds we know and love!

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Re: 86 Honda Spree Won't Start

Post by naveen93 » Sat Aug 18, 2012 9:58 pm

Okay I got it to start, but I had to get it rolling and kick start it? I'm thinking about doing a compression test and changing the spark plug for good habit.

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Re: 86 Honda Spree Won't Start

Post by martynkim » Sat Aug 18, 2012 10:56 pm

naveen93 wrote:I bought a beautiful 86 honda spree about three weeks ago, rode the thing around all weekend. Then I left it sitting for 3 weeks and on accident left the knob on "run" instead of "off" and now I can't kick start it. It has fresh gas and plenty of oil, any thoughts on why it's not turning over? It sounds like it wants too but doesn't make that wonderful spree sounds we know and love!

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Re: 86 Honda Spree Won't Start

Post by naveen93 » Sun Aug 19, 2012 10:58 pm

Interesting. Well she's running great now not sure what was the problem.

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Re: 86 Honda Spree Won't Start

Post by Bear45-70 » Sun Aug 19, 2012 11:35 pm

naveen93 wrote:I bought a beautiful 86 honda spree about three weeks ago, rode the thing around all weekend. Then I left it sitting for 3 weeks and on accident left the knob on "run" instead of "off" and now I can't kick start it. It has fresh gas and plenty of oil, any thoughts on why it's not turning over? It sounds like it wants too but doesn't make that wonderful spree sounds we know and love!

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Nav
The stop/run switch is for emergency stopping, use the key to shut it off or you could end up with a dead battery from the key being left on.
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Post by patthesoundguy » Sun Aug 19, 2012 11:42 pm

Bear45-70 wrote:
naveen93 wrote:I bought a beautiful 86 honda spree about three weeks ago, rode the thing around all weekend. Then I left it sitting for 3 weeks and on accident left the knob on "run" instead of "off" and now I can't kick start it. It has fresh gas and plenty of oil, any thoughts on why it's not turning over? It sounds like it wants too but doesn't make that wonderful spree sounds we know and love!

Thanks!

Nav
The stop/run switch is for emergency stopping, use the key to shut it off or you could end up with a dead battery from the key being left on.
or you can forget the kill switch was used and screw around trying to get it to start with the switch off... been there done that.
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Re: 86 Honda Spree Won't Start

Post by Bear45-70 » Sun Aug 19, 2012 11:43 pm

patthesoundguy wrote:
Bear45-70 wrote:The stop/run switch is for emergency stopping, use the key to shut it off or you could end up with a dead battery from the key being left on.
or you can forget the kill switch was used and screw around trying to get it to start with the switch off... been there done that.
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