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  • Bike won't start after sprocket change

    I just changed my sprockets and chain over and now my bike won't start. Immediately after the swap I started the engine and it was fine but left it for 3 days and now that I tried to start it again it won't. Any ideas?

    1. Electrics work fine. (light comes on and all so I'm assuming battery is not dead)
    2. Engine oil levels are fine
    3. Engine was in neutral when attempted to start
    4. When I hit the start button you hear the initial starting noise but the engine just doesn't start up.

    Would for any reason that the rear disc brake not be aligned with the calipers be the cause of this? (some kinda sensor?) Looks aligned to me tho.

    Anyone any ideas?

  • #2
    It's the battery.

    Edit: Try some jumper leads & see how you go.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by UZ11 View Post
      Would for any reason that the rear disc brake not be aligned with the calipers be the cause of this? (some kinda sensor?) Looks aligned to me tho.
      lol sorry mate but that's a classic

      I'd agree with pnork though it sounds like your battery lacking enough charge to actually start it up. Try leads or just jump start it and see if that gets it going for now.

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      • #4
        Checked the Side stand switch?
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        • #5
          ^^^ Yeah this sounds most likely
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          • #6
            Fuck, you've seized the engine.

            Just kidding, killswitch

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            • #7
              Suzuki clutch switch ?
              REPENT MOTHER FUCKER
              (anarchy in english )

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              • #8
                Kill switch is on. Knowing what sort of bike it is would help...

                Some Hondas allow the starter motor to turn with the kill switch off.

                Suzuki need the clutch pulled in.

                Ducati it's normal and considered character.
                Trying to think of a wise and sincere signature quote, but the only words that leap to mind are, "TITTY SPRINKLES"

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                • #9
                  OK, so I feel like a full retard now, my apologies to all.
                  It was indeed the battery, finally managed to suss some cables.

                  I spoz having owned the bike for just over a month didn't help. I tried to "jump" start the bike rolling down the drive way and throwing the clutch but being in first gear it was too "rough" for it to start. Wouldn't allow me go into 2nd so I had to do it in first. Oh, by the way its a '10 VTR 250.

                  I assumed that since the headlights came on the battery wasn't flat. I was wrong.

                  Also the joy from new chain and sprockets is bloody amazing! Having done the change myself, feeling more amazing! Took it for its first ride since the swap and of course to charge the batt too. haha!

                  Now, where would I get a decent new battery SOR/vic park? brands? price?

                  Thanks.

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                  • #10
                    Never go full retard... this place is rather merciless on that.
                    Trying to think of a wise and sincere signature quote, but the only words that leap to mind are, "TITTY SPRINKLES"

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                    • #11
                      the VTR wont go into 2nd gear? I thought that was a Kawasaki exclusive crapdesign.
                      The greatest excitement comes from besting who you were yesterday.

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                      • #12
                        haha! I've learnt that now. Learning so many things today! hehe

                        Next thing on the list to do: oil change. Let's see how much retard i can get in that.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by UZ11 View Post
                          haha! I've learnt that now. Learning so many things today! hehe

                          Next thing on the list to do: oil change. Let's see how much retard i can get in that.
                          Oil changes are easy.

                          Step one. Remove sprocket and chain...

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                          • #14
                            ^ ...or just have your chain crack your engine casing

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Kristy View Post
                              ^ ...or just have your chain crack your engine casing
                              Isn't Frank the one to ask about that?

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