Bike won't start after Tuxedo mod
Today I finally finished piecing my bike back together after installing the tuxedo mod, replacement stator, and reinstalling the surge tank and air boxes, however, I wasn't able to get it up and running. The bike just cranks for a minute or so until the battery dies. Tightening the idle speed adjustment screw makes the bike crank faster, but it unresponsive to choke and throttle movement. I feel pressure coming from the exhaust pipes, but I'm not getting any backfiring or even sure that I'm getting spark at the plugs because it doesn't sound like it's firing.
Before I disassembled it, the bike ran off the battery just fine until it'd die, and I didn't mess with timing or anything valve related in the process. I checked the jets when I had the carbs off and they looked clean as a whistle, so I didn't bother inspecting much deeper into finding the float bowls. And I've made sure all the grounds to my knowledge are secured. Pick-up coils are in the stock positions. And I can't think of any missed connections.
The bike has had straight pipes, a jet kit, and was ear shaved by a previous owner, but I just reinstalled the stock intake with K&N filters. I did the two wire and blue wire mods after the stator failed in November to keep it running for as long as I could get away with it. I was concerned about fuel to air mixture, but I figured it'd atleast start and run a little groggy if that was the case. I adjusted the idle fuel/air mixtures screws to 2 turns out, but I'm not sure if I need to bring them in or out with the jet kit.
Today was also 100F here in Virginia, so I wouldn't imagine it'd take a lot to get it started. But it was having a bit of hot starting issues before I took it apart, or maybe that was because the battery was nearly dead after riding it around.
The only electrical connections in question I can think of is the red and green wires that plug into a solenoid looking thing in front of the battery and the two prong outlet on the other solenoid looking thing on the right. But switching those around seemingly did nothing to help. There's some sort of clicking in the electronics under the seat when it cranks, but that may be normal.
Can't think of any other important wires or connections, I don't know much about electronics and circuits. I'm gonna check and replace the spark plugs tomorrow with iridiums, because I do that with all my vehicles. Then look into the coil relay mod, but that shouldn't be necessary if I did everything right. Last case scenario I'll adjust pick-up coil clearance to .2mm or whatever, but I REALLY don't want to take the crank case apart again after filling it up with oil.
Can anyone explain what I might be missing here?
EDIT: Bike finally started after 4-5 hours of frustration trying to get it started without changing much. Bike runs like **** at low-end speeds, but was slightly improving over the trip to and from work with a butt load of seafoam and a near full tank of fresh gas. Bike ran for about one day then battery already killing itself in less than 30 miles on a full charge... Another stator gone bad, or is something not wired up correctly here?
Last edited by DR.BADNEWS; 08-30-2016 at 08:19 PM.
Reason: Change in circumstances