too busy, but need some help... - Chicagoland Sportbikes
Chicagoland Sportbikes
 
Open Forum This forum is for all off-topic discussion.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 40 (permalink) Old 03-17-2010, 09:47 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
mastershad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 7
Location: Chicago, IL
Sportbike: 2001 Yamaha R1 Champion Editions
Years Riding: 2 years
How you found us: member
 
Talking too busy, but need some help...

Hey bikers,

I've got a '01 R1 that I've had in my garage this winter... I did NOT winterize it (go ahead, throw tomatoes and yell at me...) but I did try to start it every couple weeks or so...Well ofcourse when the weather got nice, I realized I hadnt been keeping up... Long story short, it wont start. I tried charging the battery, but that aint working....worst of all, I dont have a trailer to bring it...
Help? Anyone? I'm in Palos Park, and I'm a med student, so I dont have a lot of time free...I just wanna ride when I do have the time tho.

Any advice/help would be great.
mastershad is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 40 (permalink) Old 03-17-2010, 09:51 PM
Registered User
 
Pilotx1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Elk Grove IL
Posts: 15,830
Location: Elk Grove IL
Sportbike: '03 Gsxr 1000, '04 Zuma,07 GSXR 600 trackbike
Years Riding: june 2007, since new,july '10
How you found us: friend
           
Send a message via AIM to Pilotx1 Send a message via Yahoo to Pilotx1
change the plugs, charge the battery and try again

ive never winterized my bike in the 4 years ive owned it, i put it in a storage unit adn forget about it till spring, i do make sure the tank is chock full though

come spring i go get it and its fired right up for me

-Jason
CCS AM #31
Pilotx1 is offline  
post #3 of 40 (permalink) Old 03-17-2010, 09:56 PM

 
resurrection's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: parkforest IL
Posts: 5,620
Location: parkforest IL
Sportbike: lots
Years Riding: all of them
How you found us: grasshopper
           
Battery gots to go.

$60. cheep
$120. not cheep

Gus
We offer three kinds of service @ Resurrection
GOOD - CHEAP - FAST
You can pick any two
GOOD service CHEAP won't be FAST
GOOD service FAST won't be CHEAP
FAST service CHEAP won't be GOOD
and cold beer.

I'd love to help but I don't chase parts.
Please contact other forum members and supporters for parts.
resurrection is offline  
post #4 of 40 (permalink) Old 03-17-2010, 09:59 PM
 
SopFu's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Wheaton, IL
Posts: 559
Location: Wheaton, IL
Sportbike: '03 SV 650S turned Nakid, '13 Empulse R
Years Riding: Enough
How you found us: Google
      
Is it turning over? If so, try spraying in some starter fluid.

Sean
03 SV650
13 Empulse R
05 Mazdaspeed Miata
13 JSW TDI

It is far better to be thought of as a smartass than an dumbass. And as American Humorist Robert Benchley (1889-1945) noted, "no matter how well-intended, any reply to a dumbass question will inevitably appear smartassed". - Bob Hall (creator of the Miata)
SopFu is offline  
post #5 of 40 (permalink) Old 03-17-2010, 10:14 PM
Registered User
 
Pilotx1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Elk Grove IL
Posts: 15,830
Location: Elk Grove IL
Sportbike: '03 Gsxr 1000, '04 Zuma,07 GSXR 600 trackbike
Years Riding: june 2007, since new,july '10
How you found us: friend
           
Send a message via AIM to Pilotx1 Send a message via Yahoo to Pilotx1
how old is your battery

-Jason
CCS AM #31
Pilotx1 is offline  
post #6 of 40 (permalink) Old 03-17-2010, 10:23 PM
lust for bikes!
 
nouseforaname's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: a prostitute
Posts: 3,941
Location: a prostitute
Sportbike: a prostitute
Years Riding: a prostitute
How you found us: a prostitute
           
it wont start isnt very specific....

whats is doing?

clicking and not turning over?
turning over but not firing?
nothing??

most likely its a dead cell and u need a new battery?

plugs?? why? if it ran when he put it away..


btw welcome to the forum

"Why are all these people here? There are too many people on this earth. We need a new plague…"

"Thats it, nobody gets out of here alive."

Quote:
Originally Posted by JRobbins View Post
I agree completely with Steve (nouseforaname)

Last edited by nouseforaname; 03-17-2010 at 10:25 PM.
nouseforaname is offline  
post #7 of 40 (permalink) Old 03-17-2010, 10:44 PM
1 piece at a time
 
hexraptor's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Woodstock, IL
Posts: 6,316
Location: Woodstock, IL
Sportbike: Ninja ZX-6'DinoSaki'
Years Riding: Since I joined!
How you found us: teh intarwebz
           
Send a message via AIM to hexraptor Send a message via MSN to hexraptor Send a message via Yahoo to hexraptor
is 01 the last year for carb'd R1s? (just googled quick..) if it is..might need to clean the carbs out. otherwise +1 to new battery if it just won't turn over (clicks)

welcome

- Steve
hexraptor is offline  
post #8 of 40 (permalink) Old 03-17-2010, 11:20 PM
Slow Old Guy.
 
Wink's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: SS Barrington
Posts: 17,258
Location: SS Barrington
Sportbike: Inline Two Wheeled
Years Riding: Since the beginning of time
How you found us: Dan Ortega sent me
           
Forget it, you are screwed. I'll give you $500 to take it off your hands. No worries, I can do the work myself to get it back in tip top shape.

===========
Great Quote - One would think that the Secret Service was smart enough to get serviced secretly.

MotoVid hasbeen
NESBA hasbeen

CCS neverbeen
WERA neverbeen
Wink is offline  
post #9 of 40 (permalink) Old 03-17-2010, 11:26 PM

 
resurrection's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: parkforest IL
Posts: 5,620
Location: parkforest IL
Sportbike: lots
Years Riding: all of them
How you found us: grasshopper
           
Nice offer I'll go $750.

We're kidding welcome to the site.

Gus
We offer three kinds of service @ Resurrection
GOOD - CHEAP - FAST
You can pick any two
GOOD service CHEAP won't be FAST
GOOD service FAST won't be CHEAP
FAST service CHEAP won't be GOOD
and cold beer.

I'd love to help but I don't chase parts.
Please contact other forum members and supporters for parts.
resurrection is offline  
post #10 of 40 (permalink) Old 03-18-2010, 12:08 AM
.
 
jimzx9r's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: .
Posts: 8,299
Location: .
Sportbike: .
Years Riding: .
How you found us: .
           
Don't keep starting it during the winter if you aren't going to ride it. You'll just kill the battery.
jimzx9r is offline  
post #11 of 40 (permalink) Old 03-18-2010, 12:33 AM

 
resurrection's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: parkforest IL
Posts: 5,620
Location: parkforest IL
Sportbike: lots
Years Riding: all of them
How you found us: grasshopper
           
Not mention the crank bearings.Starting a cold motor is by far the worst thing you can do to it.
I don't know who ever came up with that common missconception they should be shot.

Gus
We offer three kinds of service @ Resurrection
GOOD - CHEAP - FAST
You can pick any two
GOOD service CHEAP won't be FAST
GOOD service FAST won't be CHEAP
FAST service CHEAP won't be GOOD
and cold beer.

I'd love to help but I don't chase parts.
Please contact other forum members and supporters for parts.
resurrection is offline  
post #12 of 40 (permalink) Old 03-18-2010, 02:40 AM
Slow Old Guy.
 
Wink's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: SS Barrington
Posts: 17,258
Location: SS Barrington
Sportbike: Inline Two Wheeled
Years Riding: Since the beginning of time
How you found us: Dan Ortega sent me
           
Bump -

$753

===========
Great Quote - One would think that the Secret Service was smart enough to get serviced secretly.

MotoVid hasbeen
NESBA hasbeen

CCS neverbeen
WERA neverbeen
Wink is offline  
post #13 of 40 (permalink) Old 03-18-2010, 02:52 AM
The apex was where?
 
Power House's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Palatine, IL
Posts: 1,764
Location: Palatine, IL
Sportbike: '07 GSX-R 600
Years Riding: Always learning.
How you found us: A vision.
           
what is this eBay now?

Welcome to the site though, and I agree with the rest. Likely culprit is your battery.

Corey aka: phkz24
NESBA "I" #24
MSF Instructor
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ye Ole Book of Truth
It is easier to ask for forgiveness then for permission
Godspeed Ashwin.
Power House is offline  
post #14 of 40 (permalink) Old 03-18-2010, 02:57 AM
Slow Old Guy.
 
Wink's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: SS Barrington
Posts: 17,258
Location: SS Barrington
Sportbike: Inline Two Wheeled
Years Riding: Since the beginning of time
How you found us: Dan Ortega sent me
           
Go to bed Corey, this is gonna be MY bike!

===========
Great Quote - One would think that the Secret Service was smart enough to get serviced secretly.

MotoVid hasbeen
NESBA hasbeen

CCS neverbeen
WERA neverbeen
Wink is offline  
post #15 of 40 (permalink) Old 03-18-2010, 03:04 AM
The apex was where?
 
Power House's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Palatine, IL
Posts: 1,764
Location: Palatine, IL
Sportbike: '07 GSX-R 600
Years Riding: Always learning.
How you found us: A vision.
           
Whats the reserve?

Corey aka: phkz24
NESBA "I" #24
MSF Instructor
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ye Ole Book of Truth
It is easier to ask for forgiveness then for permission
Godspeed Ashwin.
Power House is offline  
post #16 of 40 (permalink) Old 03-18-2010, 03:08 AM
Slow Old Guy.
 
Wink's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: SS Barrington
Posts: 17,258
Location: SS Barrington
Sportbike: Inline Two Wheeled
Years Riding: Since the beginning of time
How you found us: Dan Ortega sent me
           
Quote:
Originally Posted by phkz24 View Post
Whats the reserve?
Only reservation that I have is that it is a Yamaha.

===========
Great Quote - One would think that the Secret Service was smart enough to get serviced secretly.

MotoVid hasbeen
NESBA hasbeen

CCS neverbeen
WERA neverbeen
Wink is offline  
post #17 of 40 (permalink) Old 03-18-2010, 03:19 AM
The apex was where?
 
Power House's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Palatine, IL
Posts: 1,764
Location: Palatine, IL
Sportbike: '07 GSX-R 600
Years Riding: Always learning.
How you found us: A vision.
           
Quote:
Originally Posted by Wink View Post
Only reservation that I have is that it is a Yamaha.
so after its over 4 digits you going to back out?

Corey aka: phkz24
NESBA "I" #24
MSF Instructor
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ye Ole Book of Truth
It is easier to ask for forgiveness then for permission
Godspeed Ashwin.
Power House is offline  
post #18 of 40 (permalink) Old 03-18-2010, 04:06 AM
Slow Old Guy.
 
Wink's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: SS Barrington
Posts: 17,258
Location: SS Barrington
Sportbike: Inline Two Wheeled
Years Riding: Since the beginning of time
How you found us: Dan Ortega sent me
           
for a Yamaha?! Heck yes!

===========
Great Quote - One would think that the Secret Service was smart enough to get serviced secretly.

MotoVid hasbeen
NESBA hasbeen

CCS neverbeen
WERA neverbeen
Wink is offline  
post #19 of 40 (permalink) Old 03-18-2010, 08:07 AM
Slower Traffic Keep Right
 
stkr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Kenosha, WI
Posts: 3,755
Location: Kenosha, WI
Sportbike: '06 Suzuki GSXR-750 (Track); '11 HD Electra Glide (Road Sofa)
Years Riding: 30+ yrs total
How you found us: A friend at NESBA
           
I'll go $755, but I need to know what color it is first.

He joined in Sept 2006, but only has one post. That has to be a record for lurking

Midwest Track Day CR #130
NESBA 130-Control Rider (Former Midwest Region)
STT "A" 130
Track: 2006 GSXR-750
Street: 2011 H-D Ultra Limited (Road Sofa)

www.MidwestTrackDay.com / www.MidwestTrackDay.motorsportreg.com / www.facebook.com/midwesttrackday

http://militarysignatures.com/signatures/member6419.png
stkr is offline  
post #20 of 40 (permalink) Old 03-18-2010, 08:22 AM
Sarcasm in every post.
 
scout67's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: 40mi West of the City
Posts: 4,538
Location: 40mi West of the City
Sportbike: '01 ZX-6R, '88 Katana 600
Years Riding: 20+yrs.
How you found us: Written on a YWB's ass. Next to "EMR was here"
           
Quote:
Originally Posted by stkr View Post
I'll go $755, but I need to know what color it is first.

He joined in Sept 2006, but only has one post. That has to be a record for lurking
This one got him beat by 2 years.

https://www.chicagolandsportbikes.com...d.php?t=100995

mastershad, goodluck. I'm also thinking you battery is toast. A better description of what the bike is or is not doing, will help diagnose your issue though.

Ken.


My Garage.

It may be that your sole purpose in life is simply to serve as a warning to others.

Last edited by scout67; 03-18-2010 at 08:29 AM.
scout67 is offline  
post #21 of 40 (permalink) Old 03-18-2010, 08:36 AM
Slow Old Guy.
 
Wink's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: SS Barrington
Posts: 17,258
Location: SS Barrington
Sportbike: Inline Two Wheeled
Years Riding: Since the beginning of time
How you found us: Dan Ortega sent me
           
$758, darn it Jim!!

===========
Great Quote - One would think that the Secret Service was smart enough to get serviced secretly.

MotoVid hasbeen
NESBA hasbeen

CCS neverbeen
WERA neverbeen
Wink is offline  
post #22 of 40 (permalink) Old 03-18-2010, 09:38 AM
Registered User
 
Derick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Chicago
Posts: 1,264
Location: Chicago
Sportbike: R6
Years Riding: Its my first time ;)
How you found us: Leghumpers Anonymous
       
i had this same problem, tried everything, finally i just let it sit out in the sun, after a nice wash, it was just hanging out looking all sexy and shiny. Fired right up
Derick is offline  
post #23 of 40 (permalink) Old 03-18-2010, 09:40 AM
King Nothing


 
Kegger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Ur Moms House
Posts: 17,944
Location: Ur Moms House
Sportbike: I ride Ur Mom
Years Riding: As long as Ive known Ur Mom
How you found us: u found me
           
I doubt this guy will update us, it took him 3 1/2 years to make his first post.

"When in doubt, use full throttle. It may not improve your situation, but it will end the suspense."
Kegger is offline  
post #24 of 40 (permalink) Old 03-18-2010, 10:20 AM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
mastershad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 7
Location: Chicago, IL
Sportbike: 2001 Yamaha R1 Champion Editions
Years Riding: 2 years
How you found us: member
 
Hey now, I'm updating you, dont worry.
It wont turn over at all, no click. Its gotta be the battery. Where is the best place to pick one up? Should I just order one?
Man I sound bike-illterate, but I'm not I swear.
I just want to snap my fingers and have it ready to ride!
mastershad is offline  
post #25 of 40 (permalink) Old 03-18-2010, 10:20 AM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
mastershad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 7
Location: Chicago, IL
Sportbike: 2001 Yamaha R1 Champion Editions
Years Riding: 2 years
How you found us: member
 
and the Reserve price is 20K. As in yea right im selling it!
mastershad is offline  
post #26 of 40 (permalink) Old 03-18-2010, 10:27 AM
Sarcasm in every post.
 
scout67's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: 40mi West of the City
Posts: 4,538
Location: 40mi West of the City
Sportbike: '01 ZX-6R, '88 Katana 600
Years Riding: 20+yrs.
How you found us: Written on a YWB's ass. Next to "EMR was here"
           
If you have a dealer your fond of support them, otherwise Batteries Plus carries MC batteries.

Ken.


My Garage.

It may be that your sole purpose in life is simply to serve as a warning to others.
scout67 is offline  
post #27 of 40 (permalink) Old 03-18-2010, 10:31 AM
Registered User
 
Pilotx1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Elk Grove IL
Posts: 15,830
Location: Elk Grove IL
Sportbike: '03 Gsxr 1000, '04 Zuma,07 GSXR 600 trackbike
Years Riding: june 2007, since new,july '10
How you found us: friend
           
Send a message via AIM to Pilotx1 Send a message via Yahoo to Pilotx1
Quote:
Originally Posted by mastershad View Post
Hey now, I'm updating you, dont worry.
It wont turn over at all, no click. Its gotta be the battery. Where is the best place to pick one up? Should I just order one?
Man I sound bike-illterate, but I'm not I swear.
I just want to snap my fingers and have it ready to ride!
dealership
batteries plus
walmart
some autoparts stores

-Jason
CCS AM #31
Pilotx1 is offline  
post #28 of 40 (permalink) Old 03-18-2010, 10:34 AM
Fat guy on a sport bike
 
Pocket Rockets's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Naperville
Posts: 3,444
Location: Naperville
Sportbike: Schwinn
Years Riding: 7 minutes and 52 seconds
How you found us: ask.com
           
I would go with either a dealer or batteries plus, but then again I try to avoid walmart like the plague
Pocket Rockets is offline  
post #29 of 40 (permalink) Old 03-18-2010, 10:34 AM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
mastershad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 7
Location: Chicago, IL
Sportbike: 2001 Yamaha R1 Champion Editions
Years Riding: 2 years
How you found us: member
 
perfect, I'll check batteries plus in Tinley park and see if that works....
of course Its supposed to rain this weekend...
mastershad is offline  
post #30 of 40 (permalink) Old 03-18-2010, 11:39 AM
Slower Traffic Keep Right
 
stkr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Kenosha, WI
Posts: 3,755
Location: Kenosha, WI
Sportbike: '06 Suzuki GSXR-750 (Track); '11 HD Electra Glide (Road Sofa)
Years Riding: 30+ yrs total
How you found us: A friend at NESBA
           
Holy Crap... You've got 4 posts now :

This weekend might just be a good time to get the bike ready. Get a new battery and you'll probably be fine. Check the fluids, brakes, and tires.

Wal-Mart has good prices, but they're not a Yuasa battery.

Midwest Track Day CR #130
NESBA 130-Control Rider (Former Midwest Region)
STT "A" 130
Track: 2006 GSXR-750
Street: 2011 H-D Ultra Limited (Road Sofa)

www.MidwestTrackDay.com / www.MidwestTrackDay.motorsportreg.com / www.facebook.com/midwesttrackday

http://militarysignatures.com/signatures/member6419.png
stkr is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Chicagoland Sportbikes forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome