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2014/12/29 14:18:17 (permalink)
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Bike blew up. Any mechanics?

My bike has been sitting for two days. I went to start it this morning resulting in a 'bang' and some white smoke coming from the passenger seat which is where the battery is.

After the smoke settled I tried it again and it wouldn't start. Now the battery is completely dead.

Any ideas? Blown the battery?

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Squat - 190kg
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    BROKEN
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    Re: Bike blew up. Any mechanics? 2014/12/29 14:22:15 (permalink)
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    got some damp in on the battery?
    blown a component within the circuit?
    Do you know the battery is dead, I mean have you actually hooked up a meter to test only the battery or are you assuming a dead battery as no power in the circuit that the battery is apart of?
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    jack5r
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    Re: Bike blew up. Any mechanics? 2014/12/29 14:49:20 (permalink)
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    Likely. My mate thinks it would be to do with moisture as well. I left it at my mum's so it was uncovered.

    I'm assuming mate. I am an absolute noob. I've tried to hill start it twice but no luck.

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    Re: Bike blew up. Any mechanics? 2014/12/29 21:55:32 (permalink)
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    The cold snap hasn't seized the engine or something like that has it? 
     
    I blew my gixxer up by leaving it standing with too much or too little oil in it and boom pop it went. The god news is that its cheap to fix. 

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    Re: Bike blew up. Any mechanics? 2014/12/29 23:55:11 (permalink)
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    fuse
     
     
     
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    Re: Bike blew up. Any mechanics? 2014/12/30 00:43:45 (permalink)
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    I don't know much about mechanics, I just ride the bikes :D But I feel your pain.

    I blew the head gasket on a Bandit a while back & not riding everyday was depressing as f*ck!!

    Hope you get it sorted soon !
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    Re: Bike blew up. Any mechanics? 2014/12/30 13:32:08 (permalink)
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    what does the battery look like - swollen, obvious signs of damage, I'd have thought the white smoke would have come from something that is obviously damaged

    I never use my indicators, I don't like people knowing what I'm up to
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    Re: Bike blew up. Any mechanics? 2014/12/30 13:40:39 (permalink)
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    I havn't had a proper look yet. I'll head back to my mum's today to have a look.

    I've been calling around mechanics with in walking distance but none seem to be open. Ideally I'd like to walk it there as I'm unsure what the cost will be to fix it.

    Yes Rossi bloody annoying! I've got a decent racing bicycle to keep me away from public transport but it's just not the same!

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    Uriel
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    Re: Bike blew up. Any mechanics? 2014/12/30 14:02:46 (permalink)
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    Hard to say without taking a look. It sounds like a blown battery. Take pictures and post them here before calling the mechanic.
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    Re: Bike blew up. Any mechanics? 2014/12/30 19:42:46 (permalink)
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    When you tried to start it did the starter motor kick in and was there any mechanical noise?
     
    Or did it just go pop when you pressed the starter button?
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    Re: Bike blew up. Any mechanics? 2014/12/30 20:27:46 (permalink)
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    It made the normal starting sound, then went bang. I tried to continue starting it as I didn't really register the bang at first. I did that for a while. Then no was no start sound at all when trying to start it.

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    Re: Bike blew up. Any mechanics? 2014/12/30 23:25:31 (permalink)
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    Beginning the hate the cold... Our boiler broke which means my laptop was left near a window for two days at outdoor temperature. Now the battery doesn't work. FU.CK OFF.

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    Re: Bike blew up. Any mechanics? 2014/12/30 23:40:05 (permalink)
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    Everything is worse in winter. Things seem to go wrong more, and when they do its worse. I feel your pain, if it wasn't for bad luck i'd have no luck at all

      




     
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    Re: Bike blew up. Any mechanics? 2014/12/31 13:43:53 (permalink)
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    I will take an educated guess you've shorted or destroyed the regulator/rectifier unit.
    I highly doubt the battery has died.
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    Re: Bike blew up. Any mechanics? 2015/01/01 13:11:50 (permalink)
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    A short in the loom burning through the wire insulation?
    Bust battery
    I agree with righty about the regulator/rectifier

    A fuse wouldn't cause that big of a sound or any smoke as they are blade fuses.
    I went through 10x 10amp fuses funding a short on my bandit loom. They go with a tiny crack, even the main 30amp fuses wouldn't make a loud bang.

    The fuse box is under the passenger seat.
    The bike won't start as the loom is disconnected for the ignition circuit, you need to find what component is broken and replace it.
    Do you have a multi meter?


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    Re: Bike blew up. Any mechanics? 2015/01/04 12:07:52 (permalink)
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    Walking is a hugely underrated exercise.  :)
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