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post #1 of 9 Old 08-20-2012, 09:44 AM Thread Starter
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Flooded engine rant

When I started the bike this morning, it fired right up as usual but died the instant I released the starter.

When I tried to restart it, it had no compression. Bam, the engine was flooded.

I cranked the throttle to the max and just held the starter button. It finally came alive after a loud pop in the exhaust . The engine ran fine afterwards.

I guess it's time to check the FPR and air filter.

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Don't dismiss the battery as a possible issue. I just went through the same scenario on my '03(62K) with the original battery that is always tendered. A new battery alleviated the situation.

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if it had "no compression" you have serious issues... but i doubt its that.

more than likely a dead or almost dead battery, pc3, or a cold cold morning doing it to you... there is a "choke" knob on the left hand side of the motor... pull it out to get the bike running, on a cold morning.

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I've had the same thing happen when it gets cold, just gotta choke or let warm up for a minute. The first time it happened, it waited until I was out the garage and a couple hundred feet down the street, and kind of idling up to a stop sign. As soon as I backed off the throttle, the RPM just dropped, kept dropping past the idle, and just died.

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Don't dismiss the battery as a possible issue. I just went through the same scenario on my '03(62K) with the original battery that is always tendered. A new battery alleviated the situation.

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Im impressed with the life of your battery 9 years has got to be the record.

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Im impressed with the life of your battery 9 years has got to be the record.
I don't know about a record, but I am completely satisfied and went with another Yuasa. My '04 ST1300A is probably next on the list with an in service date of 8/04 and 41K on the clock. We shall see.


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if it had "no compression"...
....and then went on to run fine later, this is a mechanical miracle!!

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It had no compression because the cylinder walls are washed by the unburned gas. The engine did crank like it had no compression at all.

The battery could be the culprit. I had the gauges reset a few times when I first started it in the morning.

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It had no compression because the cylinder walls are washed by the unburned gas. The engine did crank like it had no compression at all.

The battery could be the culprit. I had the gauges reset a few times when I first started it in the morning.
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