Bike seems to hydrolock randomly...?
Every so often in the past few months when I start my bike it'll make the normal starting sounds, turning over and everything, then go "CLANK" and lock up. Then the starter just clicks when I push the button and doesn't turn anything over.
The first time I figured there must been gas in the cylinder...so I took all the plugs out, cleaned the carbs and checked the needles to make sure gas wasn't leaking in. It ran fine and didn't do it again for a while after that.
The next time it happened I just took a spark plug out, turned it over, put it back in, and it cranked right up. Ran fine.
Well it happened again the other day. This time the plug removal didn't do the trick. So I took the stator cover off to see what was what with the starter...with no load it spins fine. And the engine turned over very easily with a crescent on the rotor bolt so I don't think gas is actually leaking in.
So I'm thinking maybe a bad starter motor??? But that wouldn't explain the locking up all of a sudden...any ideas?