2008 wr450 frozen solid!
Posted February 14, 2011 - 04:28 PM
the first time it happened it scared the shiznet out of me!
The bike has done this since brand new
I realized that if I put the bike in gear (say second) and rock the bike backwards just a tiny bit where the motor turns backwards it will kick and e start fine!
bike runs excellent! I have had zero problems other than this curiosity
can anyone tell me why this is happening on occasion?
I dont think this is mere compression as it has stalled in first gear before and the rear tire just locks... any thoughts?
Posted February 14, 2011 - 04:45 PM
Posted February 14, 2011 - 04:58 PM
Posted February 14, 2011 - 05:12 PM
if it is an auto decompression how do I check it? guess I better hit my owners big blue on this one...lol
Posted February 14, 2011 - 08:22 PM
Posted February 14, 2011 - 08:26 PM
Posted February 15, 2011 - 01:23 AM
My buddy calls it hydro lock.
I don't think its exactly hydro lock!
That's where your cylinder is full of a liquid (water or fuel etc.) and it won't compress.
Posted February 15, 2011 - 04:38 AM
No harm done yet
I think it is caused by the bike stalling on the compression stroke
Coz the engine was running the auto decompressor wasn't active, and trying to turn the engine over with the engine past the point where the decompressor closes is too much for the starter motor
Just don't burn out your starter motor trying to overcome it by not doing the rock back & forth trick
Posted February 15, 2011 - 07:16 AM
Posted February 15, 2011 - 09:36 AM
Posted February 15, 2011 - 10:48 AM
outerlimits thats the problem when mine does it I cant kick it! I can stand on that kick starter and it WILL NOT MOVE! I weigh 250! I wish I could get it moving forward with a kick starter maybe you didnt read the original post...
I read it and understand. Mine feels the same way, kind of like the piston is at the bottom of the stroke and someone put a baseball in there, just completely locked up. For some reason I have not had to put the bike in gear yet, I just have kept stabbing at the kicker a few more times and have finally gotten it past the point of lock, not sure how or why.
Honestly, what really blows me away even more is that sometimes I will kick the bike when it's cold and then stop. I'll get ready for the next kick and put my foot at the top of the kicker and with virtually zero effort (just the weight of my foot) and not even trying to start the bike, my foot falls through the stroke and the bike springs to life. Times like that make me wonder why I need a bike with e-start.
Posted February 15, 2011 - 11:20 AM
Posted February 15, 2011 - 06:04 PM
Posted February 15, 2011 - 06:39 PM
With the old TT500s you had to start the same way, couldn't kick through the compression.
Posted February 16, 2011 - 09:08 AM
Posted February 16, 2011 - 06:23 PM