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  1. #1 Smoking wires when starting Kinlon 200SM 
    Thought i was create a new thread rather then messing with my other on valves..

    While i had the tank etc off i noticed the wire from the back of ignition coul(green) was melted to exposed wire..I taped it up with insulation tape.
    While using the electric start i then noticed it did the same thing on a wire from the the negative terminal battery terminal as it was melting/smoking.
    Could this be a bad earth or something?Dont really want to cook my wiring and have to kickstart
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  2. #2 Re: Smoking wires when starting Kinlon 200SM 
    C-Moto Regular
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    Nov 2009
    Check the large negative battery cable that goes from the battery to the engine case. If it's disconnected or has a bad connection the starter motor current will be carried by whatever smaller ground is available.
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  3. #3 Re: Smoking wires when starting Kinlon 200SM 
    thanks..I will check that as i had that off to put some tidy up sleeving on it.
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  4. #4 Re: Smoking wires when starting Kinlon 200SM 
    C-Moto Noob
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    Jan 2012
    New Zealand
    Most chinese bikes use wire that is way too thin, especially battery leads. I would replace both battery leads with a heavier wire, I have seen hundreds of them that smoke the original wires under load.
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