Originally Posted by kippernicus
Been a week now since the stator was put in and it's still starting up fine. Turns over about 5 or 6 times before it fires up though (even when engine is warm). Not sure if that's normal. Liquid gasket is holding up perfectly. No leaks from what I can tell.
I'm having a new problem now. When I crack on the throttle at around 4-6k rpm I can hear a very distinct "crackle" coming from the front of the bike. It only happens when I'm driving though. If I test it while parked, everything sounds fine.
Sidenote: Does anyone else use "Royal Purple" 10/40?
1. Consider keeping the bike on a batterytender. Lots of starts pull the battery down and insufficient road time means the charge doesn't get put back. Keeping it charged up means solid power to the starter and related gears (avoiding sprag clutch damage), and the battery lives a lot longer because it's not sacrificing its guts to keep the volts up.
2. "Crackle" roll-on may be detonation. Make sure you're using Premium fuel and the LATEST '08 map (find on TuneECU site, or have a dealer do it). The earlier '08 maps have too much ignition advance (or too little fuel) and mine detonated like crazy until I downloaded the newest map. Day/night difference. Might help a quicker start, but don't know.