Posted August 25, 2014 - 06:27 PM
Posted August 30, 2014 - 04:59 PM
Has it been parked or sitting without being started for a while? If so the carb is probably going to have to cleaned out...at least the idle jet probably.
How are you checking for spark when you kick it? I cannot see it sparking with your jump pack but not with kick starter. Usually they both work or both don't.
Also be careful as some bikes as well as some newer cars and trucks do not much like to be jumped.It is possible to fry electronics. Not sure on the 450's though.
Posted August 31, 2014 - 01:01 AM
Posted August 31, 2014 - 06:54 AM
We are not talking about a 'flat' battery we are talking about a 'dead' battery....as in a dead plate inside creating an open circuit.
You need to do a full service of the carb, electrical, and probably the whole bike.
Posted September 13, 2014 - 02:35 AM
Posted September 13, 2014 - 02:53 PM
Posted September 14, 2014 - 01:53 PM
Posted September 15, 2014 - 09:16 AM
It was first thought that they just left a bunch of flywheel bolts loose from the factory but later discovered that when the bike kicks back from a failed start or stall it can shear the key.
In my experience it can also screw up the electric start clutch or your starter motor as well as the gears that are between the starter motor and the engine.
In '04 they added a sort of mechanical clutch in the gears between the starter motor and engine to prevent this.
It is a good mod and well worth doing it although it will set you back a little over a hundred to hundred and fifty dollars...or at least that is what it cost me..... but that was quite a few years back, probably a lot more now.