engine sounds locked

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engine sounds locked

Post by TWist0118 » Mon Dec 05, 2011 1:46 pm

here we go again!!! new battery,relay, starter!!! went to take on a ride, died, starter sounds jammed or engine froze!!! clicking at relay, 30 amp fuse good!!! is there an easy way to tell if engine locked? don't have tow rope to try to jump start!!! thanks for input!!!

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Re: engine sounds locked

Post by WingAdmin » Mon Dec 05, 2011 3:17 pm

Put the bike in fifth gear, on the center stand. Make sure the ignition is off, then sit on the ground behind it and rotate the rear tire forward. With the mechanical advantage the fifth-gear ratio gives you, you should be able to turn the engine easily if it is not seized.

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Re: engine sounds locked

Post by virgilmobile » Mon Dec 05, 2011 4:01 pm

Pull the plugs out too.Could it be hydro locked?

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