923 Track Junkie
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Bay Area, CA
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Cranks but doesn't start - 07
Mods: ASV Levers, Puig Windscreen :icon_lol:
Well, I went outside this morning to ride the beauty to work. I rolled it out of the garage turned on the key, turned on the kill switch, and pressed in the start button.
It tried to turn over for about 1/2 second, then went into a startling squirly noise like the starter was just spinning!!! Holy cow! So I leave it alone, go to work, come home, and tried to start it again. But first I got the meter out and checked battery voltage, everything was good. I checked voltage as it cranked, and never dropped below 10.6v. Same thing, no engine turn over but just the starter spinning. But I could feel pressure coming out the exhaust.
Then I figured it might be flooded, so I held WOT and cranked. Same thing. Im running out of ideas and don't want to take it to the dealership for warranty if I can do an easy fix. I spoke with my father, who is a Mechanic by trade, and he seems to think that there is a possibility with the way it sounds that the camshaft isn't turning. He also thinks that if thats not the case, then maybe the Timing Chain gear came off the camshaft for it just broke, or the Time Chain Tensioner is not functioning. He doesn't think he is way of either, but I'm hoping he is.
So what do you guys think? I certainly don't want to take this to the dealership for warranty cause we all know that will take forever to get back. If this is a simple fix that either myself or my father is missing, please let me know.
FYI, I hadn't ridden in about 1 to 1-1/2 weeks before this. And the last time I rode, I didn't hear or feel anything out of the ordinary.
Thanks for all your help.
Last edited by rjbrittain11; 06-02-2008 at 11:46 PM.