Training Wheel Hero
Join Date: Apr 2010
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
HELP: Idle drops, won't stay on!
Background: bought '05 CBR600RR used a couple days ago. The bike was sitting in a garage for a few months without ever being ridden. The bike has apparently been knocked over a couple times. When I fired it up to take it home it ran perfectly fine, but apparently when I when to fill it up (from half to full) it started to smoke out the exhaust a bit on the way home.
Problem: next day I tried to fire it up, I had to hold the ignition button a couple seconds longer, and when it did start up it would be ok for a couple seconds then the revs would slowly drop and a few seconds later just shut off completely.
I thought maybe it was bad oil and fuel since it's been sitting around, so I changed the oil, oil filter, added more fuel (since I used about half the tank), added fuel line cleaner, and even charged the battery.
Problem persisted. I tried holding the throttle open a bit to see if I could keep it going; it worked for a bit but when I let go the idle just drops and dies again, not to mention it smokes out the exhaust like crazy.
I know this is long but please help me!