And so it begins...
I was rather hoping not to have to start taking my bike to bits until it needed a service but what with bikes being bikes and a shocking shortage of virgins to sacrifice around these parts this is obviously not going to happen.
For the past 2 weeks or so it has become increasingly reluctant to start from cold and in the last three days reluctant from hot too. Today it is just not having it at all.
All the indications point to flooding. So, after flattening the battery and drawing unwanted attention from the Police Armed Response Unit with the backfires I decided the problem was not going to go away all on it's own and it was time to pull the plugs and have a look.
The back cylinder is fine, nice, dry, brown coloured plugs that could have easily been the model for The Correct One in the manual. The front is a little different, as black as it gets and soaking wet. I think I have found a clue. I have certainly found a symptom, now all I need to do is chase down and fix the cause
Unfortunately I cannot do much about it today as the battery is in desperate need of a charge and dusk is only an hour or so away. Tomorrow though I dive in. I just hope I do not end up having to take the carbs off. I really don't want to do this yet. Really I don't.
Boy am I glad I have my SR250 in the back garden as an emergency reserve to go shopping. I cannot imagine what life would be like if I ran out of beer as well.
Hey Ho, the joys of motorcycle ownership, who would be without it?
Mine is a Red one.
Colour matched Bungee straps