Bolt Fell Out, Oil Leaked Out, Engine won't Start


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  • DZTRDR

Posted January 03, 2009 - 06:54 PM

#1

Well the title pretty much sums up my problem. I had just fixed my transmission problem, took the bike out to the desert for a test ride, and after about 2 hours of riding the bike started to bog down and quickly shut off. I look down at the left side of my engine and notice the bolt right below the shifter had fallen out and let the oil leak out. I brought the bike home, cleaned the oil filter and refilled the oil and now it won't start. I even tried push starting it and still nothing. It has good compression and I know its getting spark but I don't know where to go from there. If anyone has had a similar problem or knows what I should look into next I would greatly appreciate it. I'm leaving for deployment in a few weeks and really want to get out on the bike before I'm stuck on a ship for 7 months. Thanks in advance

Rob

  • GENE426

Posted January 03, 2009 - 06:59 PM

#2

that happened to my buddy however his fired up and is still running strong
It does kick over fine?
Everything is good except not starting?

  • yzfjbw323

Posted January 04, 2009 - 02:56 PM

#3

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  • DZTRDR

Posted January 04, 2009 - 07:04 PM

#4

Thanks for the link. I searched around before posting but must have missed that thread........looks like the bike is going to be sitting like this for the next 6 months. I simply don't have the time to tear this thing back apart in the next 2 weeks. oh well I guess

  • BC3

Posted January 04, 2009 - 10:41 PM

#5

[COLOR="Blue"]Check the head for seized cam bearings.....
Call these guys I have used them and they really know their stuff....[/COLOR]


http://www.enginedynamics.com/


[COLOR="Blue"]Mike Crowther is the owner and he is in your state....Petaluma CA..[/COLOR]

  • tdamore

Posted January 05, 2009 - 04:45 PM

#6

[COLOR="Blue"]Check the head for seized cam bearings.....
Call these guys I have used them and they really know their stuff....[/COLOR]


http://www.enginedynamics.com/


[COLOR="Blue"]Mike Crowther is the owner and he is in your state....Petaluma CA..[/COLOR]


I'll second that recommendation. Mike is a super nice guy and will do you right. I was sure my head was a doorstop and he was able to make it look new for less than $200. He turned it around in less than a week as well.

  • DZTRDR

Posted January 05, 2009 - 05:45 PM

#7

Once again, thanks for the recommendations guys. I'l keep this all in mind and start pulling the bike apart when I get back from deployment. Plus I think I want to get an Athena big bore kit so I'll have to pull the motor apart anyway.
Also, I live right next to Alba Action Sports and they have a pretty good machine shop too, but if everyone has had good experiences with Engine Dynamics then I'll give them a try when the time comes.





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