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Dip stick was loose on my 04 750 honda shadpw aero. Needless to say the tip got chewed off in case, and the dip got bent. Bike shut down, but wont crank again. Biggest isue is figuring out why it wont start. it wont tun over battery area clicks like the selenoid is shot.

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Hi there

I take it the oil was spilling out? Was there lots of it and did it go everywhere?

As for the starter, check the earth strap coming from the negative battery lead, this will take you to the starter. Clean up the terminals with a wire brush. Give the starter solenoid a tap with a hammer to free it up. If this doesn't help >

Take the gearbox/clutch cover off, check the condition of the flywheel and clutch plates. If you can see lots of metal shards then the next step will have to happen >

You'll need to undo the crank case, pull out the old dip stick and check for internal damage. It could be the dip stick has been mangled around the crank, which will cause damage to the bearings. If the bike dropped its oil then you will have to get the pistons checked, the barrel checked and possibly honed and a rebore. Especially if the bike overheated when the dipstick was loose. This would have caused the barrels to warp slightly, hence the rebore.

It sounds worse than it really is. If you can dismantle the parts and take them to a machining shop then it shouldn't cost too much.

I wish you all the best and hopefully the starter/solenoid is the only problem, but please change the oil and fit a new dipstick in the process.

Vote for me if this helps you. Thanks.

Posted on Jul 13, 2010

  • sexxxyhott2 Jul 13, 2010

    thanks but that solution entails more than is needed. crank hit the dip stick in idle mode had just started the bike. ot shut down in a second faster than ya can blink. i am thinking the little piwce of dipstik that sheared off is caught in a xrank gear. bike wont turn over and when i pull the cluth im with bike in gear and off the wheel drags. making me think that little piece is caught and keeps bike from turning over.

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