Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Pelham, AL, United States
Re: No cranking and will not pop...any ideas?
Just to throw out wild ideas from personal experience - have you checked the sidestand safety switch to see that it is not stuck. Years ago on my Yamaha, I stopped for gas. When I tried to start - nothing. Turned out it was the sidestand switch was gunked up with oil/grease/grit and once we cleaned it, the bike started. There are only a few switches that would not allow you to start - make sure you check those.
Really wild guess - Are you in reverse?
My K12 experience it that you can get the same result if the battery connections are loose as that will give the same result (though mine would crank) - but you said that connections were tight.
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Last edited by alabrew; Jul 26th, 2012 at 6:06 pm.