Hey guys, thought i would run this by the forum before i go to a dealer.
My bike (02 RSV Mille) has been giving me some intermittent starting problems. Every once and a while, i will be driving for a while and do something like stop for gas. This is what happened to me today...Fired up with no problem when i left the house. drove for a while, stop for gas. Then when i go to fire it up, it rolls over a half a turn or so, pauses for half a second, then slowly rolls over. At this point, i know from past history, that i have one more shot to fire it. Today, It wouldn't roll. we were in a shitty neighbor hood, and didnt want to leave the bike, so luckily i had a buddy there to help me bump start into second. hate to do that, but it seemed the only option. there seems to be no rhyme or reason to this happening.
Now this is a new bike to me. I swapped out the battery, and changed the oil so far. going to swap the spark plugs and air filter this weekend, and im considering popping in a new solenoid. I have read a little about this sprag clutch...but working on that seems out of my league.
also, i live in an apartment, so i can't leave it plugged into a tender all the time...i have to pull it and charge the battery in my house, so i don't do it that often.
any ideas on what is going on, or how to increase starting power before i pony up a bunch of cash at a dealer?