Bought bike that had been layed down and would not crank.
Charged battery and still get relay click.
Tried push starting (didn't think of possible gas in cylinders) , speedo read 7mph, let out of 2nd and the rear did lock up.
What should I do next?
I bought a 2001 r6 with 15k on the odometer that has been layed down on the left side. I bought it from the second owner (who buys/resells bikes for a living) who bought it from the original owner. The original man was a hispanic man with poor English and so the exact causes as to why the engine wouldnt turn over were not found.
The man I bought it from does not like to rebuild engines, so after he tried putting in a different battery and nothing happened, he put it up for sale.
The instrument cluster lights up, the lights work correctly and upon trying to start the bike - you hear the famous "click" from the relay.
I took the battery out, hooked it up to my charger :
and got a full charge reading from the charger itself (it has a built in computer that monitors voltage, current etc).
Hooked it up to the bike again, and the relay clicked just like it did before.
I am going to charge that battery and a spare I have, and take them both to autozone in the morning to ensure they can handle a load- but I am fairly certain they will be able to.
I did not think of gas in the cylinders, and I did try to push start the bike. The spedometer read 7 mph, I was in 2nd gear, slowly backed off the clutch and the rear did lock up.
Attached is a video of me trying to start the bike after putting the charged battery back on.
And yes, the same thing happens when starting with the clutch in.
Now I am not looking to hear you shouldn't have bought that bike and all that, I bought it knowing what I was getting into. My question though is : What should I start with?
Pull the plugs and try to turn her over by hand to make sure its not locked up? Get a new relay or test the starter?
I'm new to bikes so I just need some help of what I need to check, and in what order would make the most sense.
I have access to a working r6 engine that has a hairline crack in the housing that spits oil, but otherwise works fine that I can get the internals out of and swap over ... or see if my certified welder buddy can weld up the crack. But it involves me going to pick it up, and I would rather locate the problem first.
I just need some help in determining my next steps. It's as easy as you saying :
Battery load test, new relay, pull and test starter, etc .
Thanks for your help guys, and I can't wait to get it running right.