I popped a wheelie camed down REALLY hard on front ...now it will not run properly...not starting (like battery dead)... when it does... wont stay started What could be the problem?
Motorcycle batteries are actually rather fragile. You probably did one of two things. Either the battery acid spilled over from cell to cell and ruined it, or the shock of coming down hard dislodged one or more of the plates, which would also ruin it. With no battery operating, no starting. If you bump start it, (either rolling downhill and popping the clutch or by pushing it to do the same thing, although you usually have to jump on the bike after getting it going and dumping the clutch at the moment you come down on the seat. do only in an emergency) you might get it started, but you are now running without the battery's "buffering" of the alternator's output, and I would not recommend it. Solution, get a new battery. You might also get the front forks checked, I have seen fork tubes that were bent, triple trees cracked, damaged axles and wheels damaged. Any of those can happen with even one hard wheelie. Its hard enough with only two wheels, you had to try with one? Just kidding, I have been know to try a couple, but in an abandoned parking lot! You can't steer and you can't stop until you get the front end back on the ground, you haven't seen it all until you see a Harley on its back wheel. I even did a few "stoppies" (hard front braking and lean forward and you can get the rear wheel to lift, need dual disc front brakes usually). Fun for a while, but not my cup of tea for doing it more than for a few minutes. Had to see if my modified HD could do it and it could. Scared the ##### out of me to put it mildly.
Sep 04, 2013 |
2009 kawasaki Ninja 650R