05 Won’t Start. Searched and searched
Scoured the web and can’t find a solution. Please, it’s not the clutch switch or kick stand.
-05 Speed3, 15K miles. Don't know much about the history of the bike. Guy had to bump start it to get it going so I could drive it home.
-Bike won't start without a bump in 2nd gear. Jumping does nothing. Once it's started it idles and runs great.
-took the battery to Advance Auto, puts out ~14V, 225CCA (rated 190). Battery is on a tender while I troubleshoot.
-Volt at connected battery with ignition on starts over 13V
-Fuses and Relays are good as far as I can tell
-Bike just keeps cranking and cranking but won't turn over. No fuel smell coming from the exhaust
-fuel pump is good, it does prime, stuck a tube on it to make sure.
-replaced Plugs, old ones looked good. All 3 tested for spark, they looked good
-oil and filter changed
-Cleaned the wiring and contacts and grounds
-loaded 12102 ECU Map
-no error codes
-I did seize the sprag clutch. Started motor was making a screeching noise, not the cranking noise. I took apart the sprag and put it back together. It turns in 1 direction only very smoothly.
-it actually sounds better and very fast now when cranking (battery fully charged probably why its faster). Still won't turn.
-I can start the bike with a little starter fluid down the intakes. Again, idles and revs great. Let it run for 15mins to reset the ecu adaptation. Voltage to the battery is 13.5V and climbs. Once I shut it off, it won't restart without more fluid.
My thoughts: since it idles and runs and does eventually start with help, I'm guessing electrical, compression, fuel pump, injectors and coils are good. Plugs don't look fouled and I'm not smelling anything out of the exhaust, is the engine getting gas to start?