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Went to start her this morning, kept cranking, I know I need a new battery, but after the 2nd attempt to turn it over, she went BANG! and i heard some metal ding around....I stopped and looked at everything, thinking i just blew a hole in the case, but I didn't. Everything looks and sounds good, started right up after that....even drove it to work.
I'm not sure what it was, but i'm sure it wasn't good.
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Went to start her this morning, kept cranking, I know I need a new battery, but after the 2nd attempt to turn it over, she went BANG! and i heard some metal ding around....I stopped and looked at everything, thinking i just blew a hole in the case, but I didn't. Everything looks and sounds good, started right up after that....even drove it to work.
I'm not sure what it was, but i'm sure it wasn't good.
:doh:
Weak Battery = Weak Spark
Slightly flooded...caught spark ..... Backfired
Purchase a new AGM/Sealed Battery
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Weak Battery = Weak Spark
Slightly flooded...caught spark ..... Backfired
Purchase a new AGM/Sealed Battery
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Im doing so right after work.

What was the metal I heard? Rod bearing? Damn thing sounded like a stick of dynamite.
 

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Im doing so right after work.

What was the metal I heard? Rod bearing? Damn thing sounded like a stick of dynamite.
...haven't a clue - :grin2: -
 

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Im doing so right after work.

What was the metal I heard? Rod bearing? Damn thing sounded like a stick of dynamite.
The old double-barrel shotgun . . . no worries... it was probably one of your exhaust pipe covers slapping from the shock, but who knows? That volume, though, is normal for a backfire on this bike. I hope you live in a neighborhood with a low crime rate, friendly neighbors, and a poorly funded SWAT team ( unlike my own ).

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The metallic sound could have been just some weird aftershock. The fact you started it right up and ride it to work and nothing went wrong means it want anything serious. I had mine do this in my garage and I swear I heard glass breaking somewhere.
Bottom line, get a new AGM battery.
 

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The metallic sound could have been just some weird aftershock. The fact you started it right up and ride it to work and nothing went wrong means it want anything serious. I had mine do this in my garage and I swear I heard glass breaking somewhere.
Bottom line, get a new AGM battery.
Yea i live in the boonies, no worries. But yea i was in my garage as well. Rattled me a bit.
 

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hehe, had that happen to me one day when a neighbors house was being watched by the police for some reason (which I forgot, they had enough bad shiat going on there who knows why they where there that time).. mind you, I am 3 houses away, and when it backfired, the cops all looked around looking for what caused it, with their hands on the grips of their weapons. luckily my wife was chattin with one of them and once they realized what happened, they all laughed
 
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