Bike hasn't been cranked in a month and has been sitting on a trickle charger. Now the when the bike cranks up and when you take the choke off it dies or if you give it any throttle it dies. I'm thinking maybe bad fuel but not an expert so please any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Re: Won,t stay cranked
Try the bad gas route first by draining the tank and replacing it with fresh fuel.
if no joy, then i would focus on gummed up carbs. remove the carbs from the bike, then remove the float bowls from the carbs and take a look. my guess if the jets are clogged and/or lots of varnish on the float and bottom of the bowl. clean it all out including all of the orfices on the jets (main & pilot) and you should be a-ok.
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Just leaving it on a plain trickle charger could overcharge and damage the battery but it sounds more like you cannot disarm the bike. Have you changed the fob battery. Need a minimum of 2.9 volts. Panasonic or other make 2032 battery
Sounds like the battery may be either low or shot. Place it on a trickle charger overnite to see if it will take a charge. Once you get the bike to run without needing jumper cables to keep it running, check the charging system. Easiest way to do this is to get a battery voltage reading with a multi meter before starting the bike. After the bike is running, place the meter leads on the battery and work the throttle to get the revs up to about 2000. Meter reading should be somewhere around 13.8 to 14.2 voltsDC. It not close to these readings, you have a charging system problem.
sounds like the battery doesn't have enough power.
Battery may be bad, or your charging system is bad.
If the bike was sitting for a while not being ridden (longer than 3 weeks) then the battery is probably dead.
go to a local powersports shop and ask them about a "trickle charger" this is what you plug the bike into when you park the bike for a long time like the winter. You can dfind a cheap charger for about $20. It has to be a trickle charger not a regular battery charger otherwise it could overcharge and the battery could explode or even catch fire. This will keep your battery from dieing everytime you park the bike for an extended period of time.
Are you sure it has no spark or are assuming that because it cranks and wont start?? It may just be stale gas if you have spark.
Personally, IF it really has no spark before I tried anything else I 'd charge the battery. Some bikes are EXTREMELY intolerant of low voltage levels and while you may have enough juice to turn it over, it may not have enough to run the coils,ignitors,etc.
It ran when you put the new battery in so that tells me its more than likely OK otherwise and the battery may have simply discharged a tad from sitting and now cranking it.
Trickle charge it (2 amp) overnight and try it again.
Make sure it is clean, it runs down and bolts to the top right hand side of the crank case.
Sometimes what happens is, that lead gets grime on it, oil or corrosion.. and it doesn't make good contact. The lights, spark ETC load the crank case and frame full of DC.. when you shut the bike off the dc cant flow through the starter so it won't turn over.
after a while the dc trickles out it will let the bike start again.
Hope thats it and it works for you, good luck!!
P.S. how is he liking his ace?? Awsome bike, I have had mine since 1999, and it not about to go anywhere!!
if you still havent started the bike yet from sitting.then i dont think the choke has anything to do with your problem.but ether way take the plugs out.I think your piston rings are frozen from sitting.did u winterrize it?with the plugs out pour a little auto trans fluid in each cylinder.very little.now crank the bike over to coat the cylinders. becareful it could be messy now let the bike sit overnight.the next day crank bike over again.but this time for a few tries.then install fresh plugs.and try to start it.p.s there will be white smoke from the transmission fluid. that will go away in a couple of minutes.then all should be good.