Training Wheel Hero
Join Date: May 2008
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Well in my case, it turned out to be a bad battery and a case of 4 months of sitting in the garage. I got the new battery, made sure it was fully charged, and then tried starting. It wanted to, but it wouldn't turn over. So I put in first and held in the clutch while pressing the start button and revving the throttle between half and full rapidly. After about 10 seconds, I had ignition. I held it at about 5000 RPMs for a couple of minutes before I slowly eased off and let it idle on it's own for about 10 mins. For the first minute or so, there was a ton of exhaust coming out.
I tried turning it off and restarting a few times, waiting a couple of minutes between restarts and it was firing up like the good ol' days. I immediately removed the battery and put it on the tender.
I normally wouldn't start it until I was ready to ride for the season, but I have a guy looking to buy it and I figure the sale will be easier if it actually runs.
19...Hit me. 20...Hit me. 21...Hit me. 22...Doh!