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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 05-08-2012, 10:38 PM Thread Starter
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09 won't start the day after riding in the rain. Pls help

Guys,

first, I want to say that I found this similar thread but I didn't want to hijack that conversation:

https://www.600rr.net/vb/showthread.p...=won%27t+start


I had track time in the rain Friday night and got home with no issues. Sunday morning I fired the bike up for another track day. It started but died in about a minute. I have 3/4 tank full of gas.

I tried to start it again but haven't had any luck.

I hear a whining noise whenI turn the killswitch on. Is that the fuel pump priming? I also hear ticking noise from the tail section.

I also tried starting the bike with the throttle on. Will I damage anything if I do this too many times?

I also sprayed contact cleaner on the killswitch and the connectors on the brake lever.

Would you agree that this is not a fuel pump issue? Can it be water in the cylinders?

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Here's a video of what's going on.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9xRfE...ature=youtu.be
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I am stumped, the fuel pump does sound like it is working just fine. I ride my 09 in the rain a lot, even rode her through the winter last year. Never had anything like that. You obviously let it sit a day and tried again?? Try getting some new fuel into the tank. 94 oct. what mods have you done??

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And weird about the other thread I had my other 09 sit for a year or more and she still started and ran with old gas (sits under a car port) but I live in Victoria Canada where it rains a lot and the bikes chain will rust without getting wet at all. Well I hope if you find out a little more I can help you out. Try new gas all I can say for now.

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I'll try that tonight, dude. Thx.
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Just starting from square one but I am assuming you have already:

- bike in neutral
- kickstand up
- killswitch in run position

Is the engine turning over?

Can't check the video right now

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Just starting from square one but I am assuming you have already:

- bike in neutral
- kickstand up
- killswitch in run position

Is the engine turning over?

Can't check the video right now
Yes, all of the above items have been checked. The engine is turning over.
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And weird about the other thread I had my other 09 sit for a year or more and she still started and ran with old gas (sits under a car port) but I live in Victoria Canada where it rains a lot and the bikes chain will rust without getting wet at all. Well I hope if you find out a little more I can help you out. Try new gas all I can say for now.

I siphoned the old gas and replaced with 91 octane. No luck.

I gave up and spent an hour installing a trailer hitch on my Sienna. Hopefully I can find a mechanic tomorrow.

It would suck to miss another track day on Saturday.

Thanks for the advices guys.
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Please inform me of what you find out. So I know for the future on other things to check on. Sorry I could not help more
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It ended up being water in the tank. I did siphon as much as I can see of the old gas.

But $120- later, I learned from my mechanic that I should have totally air dried the tank before adding new gas in.

Anyway, it was worth it. I had a great track day today...learned how to steer with my rear tire.


Hopefully, people find this thread useful.

Thanks to everyone that chimed in.

Cheers.

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