Posted May 22, 2006 - 12:24 PM
Is there a possibility that this is something else other than the engine? Any suggestions on troubleshooting this?
Posted May 22, 2006 - 01:09 PM
Can be one of many things. I would start from taking clutch side cover (whole cover) off to see if kickstart gears can operate free and you can also rotate crank from there. If nothing then open stator side cover checking that nothing prevents crank from turning and then finally go up opening valve cover. If you left bike from running engine, piston should not freeze if you didn't left your bike outside under a snowpile all winter.
Posted May 22, 2006 - 02:52 PM
dont force anything, just a suggestion to maybe free it up.
Posted May 22, 2006 - 04:05 PM
Posted May 22, 2006 - 07:02 PM
You must have some condensation in the motor that caused your rings and piston to rust to the cylinder wall, pull the plug and soak it with penetrating oil. Then break it free and hopefully you havent lost to much to the rust. Might need a new piston and rings.
Posted May 22, 2006 - 07:04 PM
turns out i had dropped a screw into the intake, and it got stuck in a valve.
it was an expensive repair.