2007 1100 Custom Won't Start
I'm having troubles getting my 1100 custom to start... it was about 12,000 km on it (7500 miles). I'll give some background, symptoms now. Sorry, may be a bit long...
About 2 weeks ago I discovered my bike wouldn't start, but seemed to be a battery problem because it wouldn't even turn over and just buzz at me. Used a voltmeter to diagnose, battery was toast but current was ok when idling (13+ volts). I replaced the battery and bike started up no problem. Later, when out riding, the bike stalled on me 3 times when slowing to a stop. Each time it stalled, I'd re-check the battery connections and the bike would fire up no problem... Gas was a little low so I filled it up and the next time I rode I didn't have any problems.. I figured I just didn't do a great job reconnecting the terminals on the battery and I was just running a little too low on fuel (I put 14L in when I filled up, didn't have the tank set to the reserve).
So this morning now the bike started up great, but was idling lower than normal (full choke). When I dropped the choke down (slowly) it stalled after a few seconds, and now when trying to start it won't crank over/ignite. It just sort of 'chugs'...I also noticed that when turning the key and before hitting the ignition I don't hear the 'ticking' for as long as it used too.. (fuel pump?)
Doing a bit of research it seems to me that it might be the spark plugs, dirty carbs, fuel pump, or maybe pickup coil (saw in another thread) ? I live in an apartment building that is very strict on vehicle maintenance in the parking so I might be looking at having to get it towed to a shop....
Any ideas? I don't think the two starting issues are related, but just merely a coincidence after changing the battery.
Last edited by mdowningvstar; 08-08-2015 at 05:21 PM.