Bike turns but won't start

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VTR3545
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Bike turns but won't start

Post by VTR3545 » Tue Dec 12, 2017 10:37 am

Hi....went to run the bike this morning and starter motor turned over but bike won't start and after approx 10 secs of trying get a loud single knock-clunk from the bike....what could be the cause.

For info bike ran great last time started approx 6 weeks ago.....up on stands and connected to an optimate.....never had any starting issues

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Re: Bike turns but won't start

Post by StuartWags » Tue Dec 12, 2017 10:39 am

i would guess the battery has degraded

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Re: Bike turns but won't start

Post by lloydie » Tue Dec 12, 2017 10:54 am

Clunk is normal with a week battery .

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Re: Bike turns but won't start

Post by VTR3545 » Tue Dec 12, 2017 11:33 am

Have just checked battery and was sitting as per honda recommendations for fully charged 13.2volts.......so gave it another go an hey presto started as usual......so just strange or a battery on its way out

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Re: Bike turns but won't start

Post by Wicky » Tue Dec 12, 2017 11:43 am

Cold/freezing weather starting esp after a long lay up will stress the battery. Charge it back up and turn it over for a second or three - switch off and rest it and then apply choke / no throttle and try again. If you flood it rest it again for 5 minutes to clear.

If you haven't done so already check under the rubber hood on the starter motor and check the terminal for corrosion / grease it up.
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Re: Bike turns but won't start

Post by lloydie » Tue Dec 12, 2017 5:52 pm

I Always keep the battery in the warm if I’m parking it up for a while .
Cold is a battery killer

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