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2009 Honda recon won't start

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I have a 2009 recon that I just replaced the piston rings on. It was running and smoking really bad, so I replaced the rings. I put everything back together now it won't start. It's getting fuel, compression, spark, and occasionally a backfire through the carb. If anyone could help, that would be awesome.

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The craziest thing just happened. I just disassembled the top end to see if I did anything wrong, and put it back together. Now it starts first pull. I have no idea what was wrong, or what happened. So confused. But I'm glad it's working now. Ajmboy thanks for trying to help, I appreciate it.

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If  you  disassembled and reassembled the top  end , my  guess would be  you   had the timing set  wrong   as Ajmboy suggested..   Possibly  set it  TDC on  exhaust instead of  compression  (180 degrees out) and on reassembly  set it right .  Glad to hear  you got it   working ok.

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Cool deal! Glad to hear you got it running. I like the video BTW. Is it now not smoking?

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I don't think so. After I push the valve back down it will run for a little while, then it gets hung up again. I'll have to take pictures to show you what I'm talking about. The top of the valve stem is bent where the spring is. The person I got it from, must have really abused it. I'm not going to say he screwed me over, but he didn't do me any favors. But what do you expect for $250. I stopped messing with it for now, because I don't want to cause anymore damage. I have ordered parts and they are on the way

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