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post #21 of 33 (permalink) Old 09-21-2016, 03:33 AM
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If you've got coolant in a cylinder you've got a bad (head?) gasket that's leaking, or a cracked cylinder. Either way that's means taking the engine apart to replace the gasket or broken casting.

Find out the problem first, though, then worry about the cure.

A coolant leak that's mixing with the oil will result in oil that is a milky color. You might be able to check through your oil level glass.

If you've hydrolocked a cylinder, you can pull out a spark plug out and crank the starter to force the liquid out. If you get liquid out of the spark plug hole then you know for sure that's your problem.

*shrug* I'm not great on engines, so get a second opinion.

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Gas nothing but gas in the cylinders, could have just been flooded.
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That's a relief.
Hopefully that's the end of it, but keep in mind that you may have a carb float needle stuck open (maybe from the sediment Doc mentioned earlier), allowing gas to fill up the engine.
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So this is where I am at now. The bike won't kick over. Every few times I try I get a nice shotgun ringing from the exhaust. I checked spark plugs for spark. Spark plugs are good getting good spark. Maybe I'm not getting fuel in the cylinders now, gas is on and it just won't crank over...
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have you done anything to the bike?cleaned carbs?if they flooded enough to fill the cylinders with gas they need to either have the float needles cleaned or float height could be off.read this https://www.vn750.com/forum/showthread.php?t=25458 do you have an agm or a filled battery?

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I've dropped my bike sooo many times it's not even funny. I've dropped my bike sooo many times it's not even funny. It was all at low speed though. Lucky the only damage was cosmetic and no major mechanical damage.

Don't take my word for it. I'm just a foolish newbie.
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I've dropped my bike sooo many times it's not even funny. I've dropped my bike sooo many times it's not even funny.
Actually, that's kinda funny..... Every bike I've owned, except for the Bonneville....I've dropped once. ONCE.
I'm hoping the pattern does not play out with the Triumph.....

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I have only dropped my bike 1 time.. and really it fell off the side stand, with me next to it. does that really count?

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