bike: 03 wr450, stock other then street legal kit
bought this bike last summer, has been pretty wicked so far. has always started and ran great.
my brother and I went for a ride this afternoon to run fuel stabilizer through our bikes. my bike wouldn't crank as the battery was dead, haven't ridden in a few weeks and its been cold here. got it running by kickstarting and all seemed well.
went down the trail a few miles and I stalled it when turning around to come back. the starter wouldn't turn and the kicker was locked up. used brute strength to free it up (took everything my right leg had and im a husky fella).
the bike wouldn't start by kicking now. brother pushed me to bump start the bike and after a couple tries it fired and proceeded to run beautiful.
rode bike right into garage and put a battery charger on it. left it for a couple hours and just went outside to be sure all is well (thinking I may have flooded it kicking the crap out of it). bike cranks over properly but will not start.
at one point during my trying the starter locked up. I turned the engine a little by pushing the kicker with my hand and it proceeded to crank fine but still didn't even fire. I then gave up and decided to post here.
is this the typical woodruff key issue or something else? it seems bizarre the bike went from running well enough to kickstart cold to not starting.
EDIT: I just thought about it some and realize its not the woodruff key because the bike was running via bumpstart just a few hours ago, and running fantastic. will check basic fuel and spark tomorrow. could smell gas at one point so plug may be fouled up enough to not start cold.
Edited by essonlaker, November 15, 2015 - 04:30 PM.