Engine Trouble Can't seem to get DAX engine to start

Discussion in '2-Stroke Engines' started by robmac571, Sep 22, 2014.

  1. robmac571

    robmac571 New Member

    This is the third engine I've put on a bike. For starters, I've had it for about a year now, but stopped using it around last June when it suddenly cut out when I was riding. I never really got around to fixing it until now and can't seem to figure out what is wrong. I originally thought it was a compression problem and replaced all the gaskets with new ones or homemade ones made of gasket sheets. However, when I replaced all of those it still wouldn't start. My thought is that it may be an electrical problem because I no longer shock myself when I touch the top of my spark plug. Any ideas? I've attached some photos of my current setup, and a couple closeup ones of the wiring and magneto.

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  2. darwin

    darwin Well-Known Member

    Do you have a kill switch hooked up? If so disconnect it and see what happens. Your cdi may be shot too, plug wire making contact in the spark plug boot?........also the plug wire going into the cdi looks suspect. Just some ideas.
  3. butre

    butre Well-Known Member

    the plug wire looks incredibly suspect
  4. crassius

    crassius Well-Known Member

    hard to see but is that the white wire plugged into the CDI along with the blue? that would stop it
  5. robmac571

    robmac571 New Member

    okay thanks, I'll give that a shot and see if it helps. If not, I'll go and get a new CDI.