Sharing my "no compression" experience
Posted July 15, 2009 - 06:57 AM
When the battery began to die, tried to kick her, woopss.... almost no compression!!! So, I thought that the timing chain failed or a valve was burnt...
I towed her to the town... checked the timing and it was PERFECT...
I began to think how much would cost the valve and head job. BTW I checked valve clearance and it was perfect also!! :S :S
So, I thought it didn't hurt if I check with a new spark plug and pouring a little oil inside the cylinder................ IT STARTED AT THE FIRST KICK !!!
Conclusion, the old spark plug failed, and my numerous tries to start it washed the cylinder and droped compression to almost zero... I went for a ride yesterday and the bike run great!!
I hope this post could help a little... sorry for my bad english..
Posted July 15, 2009 - 07:02 AM
when you seriously flood any machine..
you need to change the oil... even if somehow you get it running..
Posted July 15, 2009 - 08:03 AM
Posted July 15, 2009 - 10:09 AM
Had it happen too, but fixed it in 5 since a new plug is usually the first thing I try.
Posted July 15, 2009 - 01:50 PM