Can't explain why my V Star 650 suddenly won't start
Since I picked it up last year, it has always started easily. Pepcock on. Full Choke. Key on. Neutral, Clutch, Just a bit of throttle, and hit the starter. Vrrrrrooom!
Now however, the starter cranks and cranks but it won't catch. After a while, I do get a strong smell of gas. Yesterday it took 5-7 minutes of cranking before it finally started. Then I rode it to work (~45 minutes). Almost the same thing coming home.
** I forgot to mention, that it has back fired a couple times during the cranking-but-not-starting phase. **
I'm a relative novice under the hood (so to speak), so I'm open to suggestions.
Bad Gas? I'm about 40 miles into this tank.
Did I get water somewhere I shouldn't last time I washed it? No, I don't use a power washer, and although it does get wet, I don't focus the hose on the engine.
This just seems kind of sudden.
Last edited by Parrothead1809; 07-19-2018 at 01:42 PM.
Reason: Forgot to mention the backfiring.