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Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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so my friend asked me to help him with his girlfriend's(whose on deployment) 03cbr, since i feel somewhat comfortable tearing down it down after doing it on my 05...
the whole point was to overhaul the bike and do all things that prob have never been done to the bike...
the bike however was having troubles starting before this, this is the story i got from him...
the bike worked fine one day, but as he was getting on a on ramp and down shifting to merge(the on/off ramps exists in about the same 100 feet here). He went from 5 to 4, to 3, and it was hard form him to shift into 3rd, upon which the bike died electrically and just coasted from there.
he couldnt get the bike to start and called another freind who ended up cutting the kickstand /nuetral position wires(dont ask me why) but they jumped the bike and got it to run. but from what i understand now it wont start with out jumping and then it wont stay running...
so im thinking its a bad rectifier/regulator
at the same time im half expecting to find a ground as the previous owner did a major hack job on the electrical of this bike installing HIDs(previous owner even cut a section of the wiring harnesses cover out and then covered in a plastic notebook cover and taped it back up)
another question is regarding the spark plugs that we replaced. they were definitely oil fouled( though im not sure it could just be gas residue??) and the thottle valves(if thats what you call them) didnt look the best in the world... ill be taking more pics of everything tonight.
so any advice...?
Last edited by jpreinvented; 07-22-2012 at 11:15 AM.