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Now i havent ridden it in a week, since i had to take some motorcycle safety course and get liscensed and all that crap... so with that... everyone will know i am new to bikes. It did rain a few days ago, so im sure thats the root of my problems. I covered as soon as i noticed it started raining but.. it was a bit late. The battery seems low, because the electric start will not start it. I did get it to fire up yesterday when i kick started it, but i didnt adjust the thortle soon enough and it died. I think it is either flooded or screwed up by the rain. I pulled the plugs and am letting them dry a bit. so hopefully that will do it. Any other suggestions?
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charge battery ,just raise the seat double check connections are tight including battery terminals and ground..and fuses for tightness in the fuse holder and that the holder ends are clean .

Im not sure what model you have but if it has points check that they are clean and gapped correctly.should just check connections at starter and ignition switch to for tightness while battery is charging.Just because you dont want to me in the rain next time it dies. may want to check out things way before that.

The first sign of fustration in old bike ownership is unexpected break downs ...its a good bike that breaks down at home ,its a trouble bike that breaks down away from home.

Until you fully know your bike sweat the small stuff, check for anything that looks out of place .There is a saying in the mechanical world "if it looks wrong" .."it probably is wrong"



Edited by - LiLBull on Dec 06 2005 3:45:10 PM
 

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stan,

not trying to be a smart ass.....

learn how to bump start it! i would do it to my 500/4 whenever it wouldn't start and my leg got tired from kicking.

i think it looks cool too, and impresses chicks (joe c. too!)

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tex, that's funny you say that. I have neglected to buy a new battery for my 550 for a couple years and have gotten really good at bump starting it. if it sits for more than a few hours after riding I have to bump it, raask rearsets don't allow for the kickstart to stay. and it does look cool...unless you're trying to bump start it when it's out of gas.

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Bump start the same as you would a standard? throw it in first and push it down a nice incline while on it? I will give it a shot tonight, if thats a no go for me i will charge that battery and check some other common goofs.
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David...don't listen to those "bump start" goof balls.... just fix the bike and start it like a normal intelligent person would.

When I see someone bump starting a street bike it says one thing to me...bad mechanic. Or...homo...either one of which might apply to previous posters that shall remain unnamed...and yet have the initials TEX and JD

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big bad boy, charge the battery.

Then learn how to bs it.

Johnny, we wanna photo of you without your moustache.
 

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johnny b,

i was gonna let this one go.......

recently in a thread you said you would only take advise from people faster than you.........

remember frontierland?

tex "faster than a cb175 anyday" mawby

p.s.- also didn't you say in a thread awhile ago that you'd also race for pink slips for any cb350 that can beat your bike? i expect my new clever dog ride at the banquet. please fill up the tank. i prefer vp u4! awesome! thanks!
 

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wow. jb, i think its time to tear that puppy down! jb, does that included bump starting your truck. becasue i love bump starting my truck. tex, youre such a dick. i love it!!!!


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Yep..time to tear down the Tex machine.

I don't think I said ANY stock CB350. I think I was rider specific.
Hey...congrats...you beat my 5th..to your 2nd...all I did was give up 125cc and 50 lbs in rider weight. (Oh yeah...and the last four laps with a blown out side wall on the rear tire). But that's ok...only excuses.

Note I said PEOPLE faster than me...not BIKES faster than me.

NOW BEND OVER... I'M GOING TO BUMP START YOUR ASS !!!

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Resluts as posted in the next issue of Exhausted Notes/

2005 Frontier Land Real Racers only Spectacular
 
50cc Plus
A.D. Crawford
Joe Ruth
Tex Mawby
Matt Tanner
Fred Cherry
Bruce Smith
 
50cc Plus 2nd Race
A.D. Crawford
Tex Mawby
Joe Ruth
Fred Cherry
Bruce Smith
Matt Tanner
 
50cc to 250ccGP
John Branson
Jay Beauchesne
Aaron Phinney
Tex Mawby
Joe Ruth
Fred Cherry
 
350cc and up Race 1
Richard Snyder
Tex Mawby
Bob Demetrius
Jeff Marcouy
John Branson
Jim Marhan
Aaron Phinney
Mike Olmstead
Steve Baker
Charlie Baker
Bill Douglas
 
350cc and Up Race 2
Dave Evans
Richard Synder
Bob Demetrius
Tex Mawby
Jeff Marcouy
Charlie Baker
Jim Marhan
Mike Olmstead
Steve Baker
Spencer Lincoln
 
Sidecars
Jim Laura and Passenger X
Unknown fast person on
triumph rig
Marcus Poisson
 
Scooters
So fast we couldn’t keep track of them.
 

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Now i havent ridden it in a week, since i had to take some motorcycle safety course and get liscensed and all that crap... so with that... everyone will know i am new to bikes. It did rain a few days ago, so im sure thats the root of my problems. I covered as soon as i noticed it started raining but.. it was a bit late. The battery seems low, because the electric start will not start it. I did get it to fire up yesterday when i kick started it, but i didnt adjust the thortle soon enough and it died. I think it is either flooded or screwed up by the rain. I pulled the plugs and am letting them dry a bit. so hopefully that will do it. Any other suggestions?
thanks in advance
david
I think it is time you were introduced to the term "Cold natured", as in most Hondas are cold natured. Basically this means that when the bike is cold it is hard to start and keep running until it warms up. Hondas are notorious for this espically if you let them sit for a few days. if the bike dies restart it quickly and get it up to operating temp. Remember these bikes are aircooled and have really big tolerances until they warm up, they are designed to run at operating temp.

Also if you have a dead battery and you get the bike to start just running it at idle will not charge the battery. Most hondas don't go into positive charge till over 2000 rpm so if you are idling under that for a long period of time you may be draining your battery espically with the lights on.

Bump starting is a last resort on a street bike and I also feel is the sign of a bad mechanic, though I have been known to bumpstart a few street bikes on occasion, and oh yeah my shit smells too (real bad). Sometimes ther is nothing you can do for a dead battery other bumpstarting (like when you are in an empty parking lot at 3 in the AM and the battery is dead and nobody is around).

Check all the electrical contacts, check the fuses, and then give her the gun.
 

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Awesome. Im charging the battery today... i dont really feel like riding my motorcycle in the now 30 something degrees that is going on here... i thought texas never got cold.... i feel so lied to. And is it true i have to have a mustache to have a motorcycle? I guess i will shave my beard and just sport the motorcyle mustache. I dont lead, I follow.
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Awesome. Im charging the battery today... i dont really feel like riding my motorcycle in the now 30 something degrees that is going on here... i thought texas never got cold.... i feel so lied to. And is it true i have to have a mustache to have a motorcycle? I guess i will shave my beard and just sport the motorcyle mustache. I dont lead, I follow.
david
soon to sport a motorcycle mustache.
 
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