My 2008 ZZR600 sat for over 2 years, and when I turned the key nothing happened, even with a new battery added.
I put it in first gear and pushed the bike forwards and backwards with the clutch lever out, until the back tire was skidding on the floor. It worked- the starter began turning the engine.
Then I had to deal with old improperly stabilized fuel in the gas tank after the engine started, after several seconds of cranking.
At least you learned quickly and cheaply which mechanic to not trust.
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Hi everyone thank you all for helping me out with my bike problem. Unfortunately I have not been able to find a mechanic in my area. i just wanted to ask for an honest opinion on how much could or should I sell the bike for with it's present condition? i would like to get about $2000 for it or even 1500. Thanks again.
so would the bike lock up in first gear or second while trying to run with it? Meaning if i put it in second gear and hold clutch and run the bike should keep rolling right? But once i start to press button i have to let go of clutch and then the back tire would lock up? Unless it starts when i let go...
Hi everyone okay today I had someone a mechanic come by to buy my bike. Sadly he did not buy the bike because he realized and so did i that on my bike there was a starter gear tied onto underneath my display console. Does anyone know what that can mean?