Pope "papa" of the VTXOA
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: St Charles, IL.
Well, too late for this now but, you should never have started it monthly.
1. The battery will not charge at idle. So every time you started it, it ran a little lower on power. The battery may be dead, and I hope that is it because it gets worse
2. The bike will not get hot enough at idle to burn off condensation so that water sits inside the fuel tank, the engine case, the exhaust, the frame, anywhere that's hollow. And it will rust everything. I used to do the same thing and it cost me an engine rebuild, exhaust system and more.
I'd take the battery to Napa or Autozone and have it load tested. Maybe you burnt out a cell or two. Next is do you have a fuel manager and is it coming on when the key is on? No power to the fuel managers, no power to the fuel pump. Do yo hear the fuel pump prime the system when the key is turned? If you don't, no sense hitting that start button. No fuel pump prime, no fuel
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