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Wont start, its a new one, 2003 r1, i check wvery wierd i

Customer Question

wont start
JA: Have you checked the battery, particularly the terminal connections? Are they corroded?
Customer: its a new one
JA: What is the model/year of your motorcycle?
Customer: 2003 r1
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: i check wvery wierd i dont find somthing wrong but i dont now..
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: yes i think..\
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Motorcycle
Expert:  Louie replied 1 year ago.

Hi and welcome to JustAnswer,

Thank you for the question and your patience. Should you still need assistance for information purposes only...

Initially, please try with the clutch lever pulled in and the side stand folded up.

Would the described symptom of "...wont start..." mean it would not crank? ...or it would crank but will not fire/run?

Still, proposed preliminary tries (if have not been done):

  • • ensure battery is fully charged;
  • • check the main fuse;
  • • verify that there is a click from the starter relay when attempting to start;
  • • remove the spark plugs to verify presence and consistency of spark when attempting to start;
  • and that fuel reaches the combustion chamber.