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codewahn

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codewahn says:

a few bike problems

hiya guys so on my way home today the bike suddenly decided to just cut out all electrics went and it died so i ended up gradually rolling to the side of the road lol >< so then it wouldn't start so had to bump it and it splutters and struggled to idle then cut out so had to bump it yet again this time it was ok, so back on my way home i opened the throttle and it hit red line and splurted out a bike of white smoke followed by some dodgy smell lost power and started bounding around till it decided to behave and work again. anyone have any ideas of what made all this happen?? :P

just a small follow up tried to start it today just heard a click and the battery seemed to just die so wouldn't start so now its on charge but the lights said it was at 100% charge so im pretty sure its time for a new battery

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smidget

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smidget says:

Hi codewahn

What bike is it?  

Is it water cooled?

How about age of bike?

Would also help if you tell us about the bikes service history?

Does it get parked outside or in a shed or garage?

Two or four stroke?

Give the information to help yourself get some possible causes.

 

 

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codewahn

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codewahn says:

more info

the bike is a 2011 sinnis apache i got it second hand from what i can tell its had 1 service bt cant tell when as the writing is faded and is due for another when i can afford it ><. the bike is 4 stroke i keep it outside under a cover (no room in the shed)

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James600zx

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James600zx says:

Dodgy.

The "dodgy smell" along with some other things you mentioned could be an overheating regulator-rectifier. Find the reg/rec and see if there are signs of charring or melting in wires or connectors.

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codewahn

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codewahn says:

follow up

i just put the battery back in and when i went to start it it would just not start the lights would go out etc. but when i pressed the kill switch it would all come back on. after a few min it started but it doesnt sound rite seems to idle slower than it was to

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codewahn

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codewahn says:

more follow up

took the bike out rode it around for about an hour then had to get fuel after i got fule i tried to start i same crap happened pressed the started 1 click everything went dead so had to bump start it

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codewahn

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codewahn says:

progress

think ive made a bit of progress, the negative terminal has a loos connection it doesnt screw in as there is no thread to screw in on the terminal, so when i went to start it it clicked wouldn't start the usual so i decided to hold down that screw on the terminal to give it better contact and it fired straight up  so im thinking its just that.

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smidget

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smidget says:

As

you have found what could be the fault, remove both terminals and clean then make good the connections, once done make sure that terminals are protected by coating them in Vaseline (stops corrosion).

Good luck and hope it is fixed.

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