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Prior to jumping on the spark plug project I pinned it for about 10 seconds while holding the start button, fired up at the end of 10 seconds, I held it at 6k rpms as to not let it die again and as of 2 PM today it's started up no problem about 4 times. Maybe it was bad fuel due to the DUMPING rain on the way home.
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Dude, you seriously should not be working on your own machine.
*A trickle charge for three hours will achieve next to nothing. Dollars to donuts you simply hooked whatever charger you had around and attached it to your battery while still in the bike.
*Another dollar says you tried to start it with the tender attached as a "booster"
*You purposely revved your bike on a cold start to 6,000 RPM and held it there???
*Your bike is fuel injected, not carburated--if you honestly think that water got into your fuel lines or spark plugs and somehow bunged your bike due to rain, you really really need to take a basic mechanics course.
I am happy you got it going, and that it doesn't seem to be a serious problem. Now that its working, ride to the library and get a basic motorcycle maintenance book.
I hope I'm not coming off as a dick, because that is not my intent. I honestly want you to be able to understand the basics of your machine, and to increase your knowledge of how it works. Don't wreck it because of your current knowledge limitations.
We all started somewhere.
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I hate when people give that advice to people new at wrenching. In case you're wondering, you are coming off as a dick, at least to start with.
You can read as much as you'd like (and reading is good)... But reading will never take the place of actually doing, and making mistakes along the way. We all make mistakes... and often pretty stupid ones. If he doesn't ever work on his bike, he'll never learn.
BTW, are you suggesting that water can't get into a fuel injection system??? A leaky gas tank that lets water in (which will sink to the bottom) in the rain is a good way to get water in the lines. There are plenty of other scenarios to explain water in fuel lines in a FI vehicle.
You also made some pretty bold ASSumptions.
My advice worked.
If he would have offered more information, like he did later on in the thread when he started getting defensive, Im sure someone would have offered an explanation BASED ON THE INFO PROVIDED.
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