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HELP won't start!!!!

So as I am watching the Soxs game and flipping to the Speed channel (two wheel Tuesday) I decide to go start my bike up. Mind you I have not started it for the past week. I put the key in the ignition and turn it. I go to push down on the choke and it won't budge. I mean this thing seems like it is frozen. I hit the ignition button and the bike turns over but it just won't start. Is it because it has been sitting outside for the past week. I actually wanted to started it up cause it hadn't been started for a while. I have it under an awning and it has a cover on it. The rain hasn't even touched the tires. It just won't start. any help is much appreciatted here. By the way i ride a 97' GSXR. What the fook is going on HELP!!!!!!

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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-25-2005, 11:54 PM
 
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Finish watching the game and worry about it tomorrow.
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take the tank off and air box and knock the choke slide around a bit "its stuck" once its loose hit it with some sylicon spray.



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test your battery voltage. that one killed me a few times out of the blue. if it's too low, put it on trickle charge overnight 1A.
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The battery voltage should be ok. I mean everything starts up, lights, horn, coffee maker, etc. It just won't turn over. Odyssey where in the tarhills is the choke slide. I am a mechanical retard when it comes to bikes. I am not mechanically inclined, just not a pro. I am so pissed that this damn bike wouldn't start. I am gonna kick it in the balls, maybe that will loosen the choke slide. What would cause something like this to happen? When you say silicon spray, you mean something like WD-40.....wright????

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anyone???

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-You should have easy access, on a gixxer if you pull the seat then the front tank bolts; you can prop the tank up and have access to the aircleaner/carb area
-follow the choke cable and try moving it while you manually move the carb side
-NO!!!! NOT WD-40, if you rusted it and you need WD-40(penentrant) to free it up then you should get a new cable.

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This happens every year to me - Just had it happen last night - All I do is trickle it next yr - Let it run and keep it warm and all is good - I do think that next yr may be the yr for a new Batt, she is an '03 and all

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But how would it get rusted? It never touches rain......except that one time in August I was caught in a monsoon. Shit! But do you think that one time getting wet could have rusted it? Also, don't you think it would have rusted out sooner. This blows. I don't even want to think about rust. Rust and Motorcycle should never go together. Should I force the choke more?? I didn't want to push on it to hard yesterday. All I wanted to do is start it and let it run for a while.

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try starting it with the throttle half open. if that doesn't work, try it fully open. hope that works for you

edit: if it starts up stay on the throttle for a few seconds. if you drop the throttle right after it starts up, it most likely will die on you. keep the rpms over 3k for maybe 5-10 seconds

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Thanks PaikyPoo. I never even thought about opening the throttle. I figured it was a no-no to do that.

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But how would it get rusted? It never touches rain......except that one time in August I was caught in a monsoon. Shit! But do you think that one time getting wet could have rusted it? Also, don't you think it would have rusted out sooner. This blows. I don't even want to think about rust. Rust and Motorcycle should never go together. Should I force the choke more?? I didn't want to push on it to hard yesterday. All I wanted to do is start it and let it run for a while.

It's called humidty and condensation, it's also called lack of proper lubrication, also called lack of preventive maintenance, it's called a crappy motorcycle cover that doesn't breathe.

Jammin (GSXR600) rode back from Canada, 15 hours in a pouring rain, gets home, then puts a cover on it, a week later calls me and tells me it won't start. Tells me what he's done, Rick's solution, take the cover off, let the bike dry off, day and half later, it starts. Storing a bike outside under a cover, without proper PM is jsut not a good thing.

Get a bunch of friends and push start the mother, we did that to Vivid's 954 last week.

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dont worry about how it happened, just fix it.

and yeah push that darn thing, cause if it free's up you wont have to do anything else.





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sounds like the ole banana in the tailpipe thing to me

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