Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Columbus Ohio, USA
Tried marbling.. now it won't start!~?
Well this is not what I'd call a happy ending to my story. In hopes of lessening the popping since I got the V&H Cruisers, I completed the marbling last night (even if I was scared to start the thing up with no reassurance from my previous thread on the topic). This evening, I open the man cave door and rolled Vanessa out into the driveway, put her on the center stand, turned the key, popped her into neutral, threw the choke to full, flipped the started switch and pushed the button...
I cocked my head and said to myself "Self," I said "something isn't right here." So I checked the pet-cock, thinking as I did so this would have no bearing on the starter issue, and remembered there was a wiring harness under the tank I had disconnected in order to remove the tank- totally unnecessary, I later learned, for the marble job. So I rolled her back into the man cave and tore the tank off again to reconnect the harness. I didn't bolt the tank down, but tried several times more to start the bike with no change- she's continuing to give me the silent treatment!~
I don't even know how to diagnose this. All I have done is marbled, and what's more, I started the bike once after inserting the marbles but before I realized the golf tee part. What could I possibly have done? I have no clue. I hope someone here can set me on the right path because I'm going crazy with the fear of terrible failure. On a brighter note, if things get much worse, I'm selling her and heading to the dealer for a new and bigger bike- it's cheaper than therapy~!
NIL ILLEGITIMUS CARBORUNDUM
Phil aka Art
1995 VN 750 (bought as 2nd owner 11/2008)
Stator replaced (55 Days!)
Relocate rear turn signals
Highwayman Saddlemen bags
Wingerline Highway bars
Kuryakin ISO Duallys all around
HD Heritage seat
12" ape hangers
Some sort of new grips
Paint Job- should I do it myself?