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Help!!! My Baby is Sick!!
Hi guys, I wanted so see if I could get some imput from you all about the problems I'm having with my bike. I went out for a ride yesterday afternoon and I did what I always do, turn on the bike and let it idle for a bit while I put my gear on, after a couple of minutes the bike is at 180-190 degrees and I take off. I rode for 2 miles and came to a nice deserted straight so I decided to gun it, I hit redline on 2nd gear and quickly switched to 3rd and then began to slow down. I rode for about 2-3 miles and I begin to feel the bike starting to struggle. I get to a stop light and when the light turns green and I gave it gas the bike turned off on me and would not turn on for the life of me, I tried to re-start but no dice and then my battery died on me (03 model with the "great" charging system) I tried to push start it on 2nd gear and when I popped the clutch, the engine made a very unfamiliar sound and would not turn over so I stopped and called some friends to come and help me.
My friends showed up about 15 minutes later and one of my buddies (who knows bikes up and down) managed to push start it and when he did, the bike made some god-awful clanking sound and the shut it off right away.
We were brainstorming about what it could be and he thought it might something going on with the stator since that's where the noise seemed to come from. We trucked the bike back home and I began to strip her plastics and drained the oil (no metal shavings in there, thank god) and removed the stator cover, but I didn't see anything wrong in there, nothing is loose and there is nothing that seems to be rubbing anywhere.
Now my friend thinks that it might have spun a bearing, he doesn't think that I floated a valve nor toasted a cylinder because of where the noise was coming from, what do you guys think? Bike was not low on oil/antifreeze. The bike also has Honda's extended warranty. Is this crap covered by it? and if so, would the dealer give me crap about having a Jardine pipe on the bike?
I'm so upset, I baby that bike so much and it sucks that it's messed up right now, since I don't have hundreds of dollars to throw in it at the moment. I really hope the Warranty takes care of it.
Sorry for the long post, but I didn't want to miss anything. Thank you guys for any helpful comments you all can give.