Join Date: May 2012
Location: Southern Maryland
No, not on the bike, on me. I'm so pizzed right now I can't describe it.
Brand new XRLE, just over 700 miles on it and suddenly it won't start. It'll crank and crank and crank, but no start. Story goes like this.
Washed the bike yesterday, but did not remove any covers or the seat and did not use any direct jet type spray, but a "shower" setting on my hoze nozzel. Dried the bike and left it set overnight. Pushed it out of the garage this morning and waxed it up all nice and pretty like. Got on it to move it back into the garage and it barely started and when it did it ran like a broke dog and would hardly move. Had to go run an errand and was gone about an hour. Came home and it started right up, but only ran for about 10 seconds before stalling out. Won't even start now.
I called my Vic dealer and we were talking through checking all the plugs, etc., but everything seems fine. He had to get off the phone to help in shop customers so here I sit, dead in the water.
I think it's not getting gas, but I'm about the furthest thing from a mechanic as they come...especially for bikes. I'm not hearing the usual "whine" of what I think is the fuel pump when I turn on the key/ignition. I do hear the relay kick over and I do hear some sound coming from the area of the fuel pump, but it's not what I normally hear when starting up.
Any ideas would be greatly appreciated. Anyone in the Southern Maryland area that would be willing to look at it, I'll gladly pay. I was planning on some good riding this evening and tomorrow.
UPDATE: Well, the not starting was an easy fix: Blown fuse. Replace that and she started right up, but still running like an absolute POS. Took it aroud the block (which took effort) and by time I got home the pipes were smoking and so hot they burned the underside of my bags. Something just is not right.
God Bless America
U.S. Navy Retired
2012 Victory Crossroads Classic L.E. (#258)
PC V and Dyno tuned by Kyle of KMC
Lloydz High Flow Filter
Lloydz Timing Wheel
Lloydz Drop In Cams
Lloydz 1/4 Turn Throttle
Crossroads HID high/low lights
Making 113 HP and 115 TQ
Last edited by navycraig; 06-02-2012 at 04:16 PM.