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Join Date: Jun 2009
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Starting Problems and a 0mph tip over
Ready for a lenghty post? I'm still a new rider, so pardon the noobish question. Just picked up an black RR about three weeks ago. No problems until about two hours ago.
I park my '03 RR outside in front of my Civic. When I want to take the bike out, I have to pull the car out first, then walk the bike out. I was able to start the bike fine the first time. I got the bike into an empty stall, turned the bike off, then parked my car back into my stall.
When I tried to start the bike the second time, it wouldn't start up. I checked to make sure the bike was in neutral. The engine cut-off switch was set to "run." The bike sounded like it wanted to start, but couldn't get there. The needle on the tack did a full sweep. I saw the red oil light. I tried starting it for a few seconds at a time, stopping a few moments in between attempts.
I didn't really have time to fiddle with it, so I figured I'd walk it back to my stall and just drive the car to work (where I'm posting from). I usually get on the seat to walk the bike, but for some reason today I thought I could maneuver it from the side. The bike got too far over, and I just joined the 0mph crash club. The frame sliders and rear spools saved the day, but it still really sucked.
Well, back to my primary concern. I tried starting the bike up a few more times, but it started sounding like the battery was crapping out. I'm not sure where to go from here. Any advice?