April 13th, 2007, 08:48 AM
Joined: Apr 2007
From: Oakland, Ca
Bike Died No Kick Start Only Bump Start[Broken Valve Spring]
First off bike specs: '04 FS650e USA edition
Okay well I have been searching but before I started digging in where everyone else was suggested there was one thing the others didn't have that I had, the bike was running fine then died.
I JUST bought the bike, test rides were all fine, bike started first kick everytime. Got home unloaded kick started up just fine. Road to gas station, filled up with 91 octane (highest we have here) and started up first kick.
Riding around town, then as I ride up to a red light the bike just dies, no sputtering just dies. Won't kick start. Try for a bit then push it to a parking lot with some hills. Keep trying to kick start won't work so I start running with it and I am able to bump start it but if I get close to idle RPM it dies. So I bump start again and the bike runs has power but I just can't let off the throttle.
Would this condition lead to anything specific, or would I best be doing as the others have done, valve check, change oil, inspect spark plug?
Thanks for anymore tips or ideas.