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Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: fort collins colorado
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alright so i have a update ... due to school i have not had time to actually check anything but this is whats happening now.
i warmed up my bike this morning and took it to school , but when i came back to go grab some lunch my bike wouldnt start. i got pissed and just ate on campus and when i came back it started up so i took it home. when i got home i came inside and relaxed for a minute then tried starting it again and it wouldnt start .
what it was doing is priming just like normal , i hit the starter and it sounds all normal except it isnt actually starting . after i release the starter i hear the fuel pump prime then a little " squeak" noise that ive never heard before. ive got it to start again scene ive been home but it is not something id trust to ride whatsoever.
Also, i keep my battery charged and its frequently on the float charger i have,( when i got it home it displayed the battery was at 95%).
after reading the sticky on troubleshooting starting problems i have formulated a few hypothesis about what might be wrong .
for one, im at 32k miles and am due for a service. ive read your valves could be affecting it, but they were fine at 16k and i doubt that the problem would just spring up over night if that was the cause. ( im going to still check them either way here very soon) .
for two, it could be the plugs. i changed them at 16k service interval and i am at the mileage where i need to change them again, but im not 100% convinced it is the need for maintenance that is causing either of these problems .
for three,maybe i have a blown head gasket. i have discovered that my coolant is lower than when i left it last. i changed it to water + motul MOCOOL ( additive for water) last summer and flushed it and switch it back to honda coolant once it got colder. at a track day in the heat of the summer i had an issue with boil over out of the reservoir after i got off the track. ( this was with the water+ additive) . well i havent really had trouble with it again until somewhat recently . a couple weeks ago i had to top off my coolant reservoir from below the bottom line to slightly above the top line . just today i had discovered that its now between the 2 lines , lower than it was last time i topped it off.
i am thinking maybe i have a head gasket issue?
this is as far as i am with my brainstorming currently and im going to have a experienced friend come take a look at the bike later tonight or tomorrow.
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