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BIG TROUBLE ... Please help..bike won't start
This is my cousin's 2007 Honda 600RR. He bought it about 3 months ago (bought NEW from dealer). I and he take time together modifying it but I don't drive it. Anyways, he parks the bike at my parent's place because there is a gargage there. My cousin work out of town a month at a time...and I don't drive his bike. Well, my dad has been starting it every 3 days or so for like 5 mins then shut it down...he said he was doing it because he thought the bike sits idle too long is not good (bad..but he didn't know).
Last thing we did was installing the Yoyodyne slipper clutch and Woodcraft stator cover. He didn't test drive it after the install because we wanted to let it sit a day or so for the liquid gasket to dry. Well I work out of town so I'm gone the next day and he went to work out of state for like a month. So basically the bike sat there at my parent's place. Anyways, now I get back and tried to start it, it won't fire up. I can hear the starter going, fuel pump priming etc. but engine will not fire up. I tried to start in neutral, clutch pressed etc..no go..checked kill switch etc...My dad said he didn't start the bike since we last installed the Yoyodyne because he was on vacation (true).
I thought it was something wrong with the slipper clutch (installing wrong) but I don't think so. I can shift into gears fine. We have been very careful putting the Yoyodyne in. If I tried starting in gear, the rear wheel moves (on center stand), in 1st gear or 5 gear...I really don't think it's the clutch install...I didn't even unplug the sensor wire...I just had him hold it while I install the clutch so no connection is unplugged.
What's going on? Is it because starting the bike up cold for a min or so then shut down causing the spark plug to foul up ? What else can go wrong? What should I do to fix this problem? Please help...thank you.