Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Southern Calfifornia
Starter wouldn't stop?
history: 1993 Vulcan 750, developed chain slap, ordered a TOC MCCT.
Ok, so I got my TOC MCCT in today, and I was incredibly excited to put it on. My bike's been sitting for a month and a half while I waited to buy the TOC. I slap that bad boy on and try to turn the bike over, I knew I'd have some trouble because I haven't turned it over in a month and a half and it wasn't the easiest thing to turn over before that wait.
So, after a few backfires, I try again to turn the bike over. You know the sound the bike does while waiting to turn over? That wah-chick-wah-chick-wah noise? Well after I let go of the starter, it continued to do that, as if I was just holding down the electric start button. I tried pressing the button again, but no change. I turned the key off from the ignition and IT WAS STILL GOING. I tried turning the ignition off and on, no effect.
Pretty soon the starting noise is starting to go slower and slower, and I know that my brand new (as of a month and a half ago) battery is fading fast. So I finally grab the screwdriver and pull the negative cable off of the battery. Found myself staring at a black widow under the bike while I was searching for the screw for the battery that fell under the bike and decided to wait until morning to find the screw.
Any ideas on what happened? It did freak me out a bit.
1993 Vulcan 750 "Sookie"
1980 KZ750 LTD (Project) "Saki"
2007 Honda Rebel (Sold) "Lucky"