Bike won't start after winter, need some ideas...
The bike is a 2003 Honda CB900F "919" fuel injected with about 16000 miles on it. I winterized my 919 in November of 2012 and last week I decided to drain the antifreeze and attempt to flush the system. The only problem was, after draining and refilling with distilled water, then putting the battery back in, the bike wouldn't start.
The fuel pump primes, the starter cranks, but the motor will not fire.
When I winterized the bike I filled the tank with premium (it does have ethonol in it) and used the suggested amount of sta bil. I then rocked the bike a little and let it run for about 15 minutes. The bike hasnt been started since. The bike had no issues before being winterized.
I have completly drained the fuel and replaced it, checked for spark, and have tried kick stand down and up, clutch in and out and it will only crank. I sprayed starter fuel in the air box and it fires right up, but dies after a few seconds.
I pulled the plug closest to the left side of the bike, clutch side. When i pulled the spark plug it was fouled, but had spark. Ive checked for any exposed wire but couldnt find any. I do have a power commander on the bike if that makes any difference. It lights up when it's trying to start.
Because I don't want to wear my starter out I don't want to sit and crank the motor for too long, so I was hoping someone here could give me things to try so I'm not going at this blindly.
Can the bike start with starting fluid if a kill switch is active? I've also read something about the power commander losing connection to the ECU?
Appreciate any suggestions!