I am looking at buying my neighbors 125 hp Force outboard. He purchased it from some old timer 3 years ago. Did the the lake test and all, and everything worked fine. So he purchased it from him. But the boat had a bunch of quirks and one of them was starting. The old man gave him instructions on how to start it. I was actually over at his house and he started the motor up, but then after that, he has never been able to start it up. Fast forward to today, and I want to purchase the motor from him, but want to check the compression first. So I went over and replaced the ignition switch on it, and put on a good battery. But when I turn the key, nothing happens, other than the choke thingy moves.
So my question is what do I need to check on this thing to get it to turn over?
And before anyone says it, yes I know these motors have a bad reputation, but I just need something to get me on the water. The Bluewave bay boat I want is waiting for me @ the dealer. So as I soon as I get the money (so far I have $1 saved up), I will not worry about no old outboard.
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