You want to hear something funny
Posted October 31, 2001 - 07:27 PM
Me and a buddy hit Rampart in CO yesterday. I unload the bike and try to fire it up. Nothing. It finally fired up with the Hot Start button pulled open. Then it would die. Kicking and kicking and kicking until I fouled the plug. Must have been 20 minutes.
so I pulled the seat and tank and plug. Put a new one in. Scratched my head. I was sure I didn't need to rejet. It has been running with this jetting for over a year. Put it all back together and just as I put the seat on, I saw the problem.
Red faced, I looked at Mike and pointed to the covered airbox. I had put the airbox lid on and taped it up for transport in case it rained. I had forgotten to remove it. Once it was removed...BAM! First kick fire up.
Posted October 31, 2001 - 07:39 PM
Posted November 01, 2001 - 05:15 AM
i kicked it.
odd. another kick
another time....with choke this time(this bike never needs choke)
cool...it works....why not take it for a joy ride...
give it gas...BLAH....
IT DIED AGAIN...
it keeps restarting, but won't rev or take any gas at all for that matter...
then i notice exhaust coming from around where pipe meets cylinder....shouldn't that be coming from the tailpipe?
turn around...he left the muffler plug in from last time he washed it... DUH!!!
took it out... started fine...ran fine....
boy was my face red!!!
Posted November 01, 2001 - 06:19 PM
Posted November 01, 2001 - 11:02 PM
Posted November 03, 2001 - 05:19 PM
Posted November 03, 2001 - 05:26 PM
Or kicking the crap out of the Honda CR250 on the way to the starting line at a local mx. Panic sets in as the bike (normally 100% reliable) WILL NOT fire. Having a Bud push the bike around to fire her off. OOPS, the petcock is off.
Made the start and trophied!!