Help me fix up an old motorcycle
February 4, 2005 8:55 PM Subscribe
I just bought a used motorcycle that needs some work. Warning...i'm asking a stupid question. More inside.
posted by milkman to travel & transportation (13 answers total)
It's a Honda CB 550. The battery in the bike was dead, but it started at the guy's shop when we hooked it up to a big external battery.
We loaded it into a pickup truck, and when we got home, it seems like the front brake is locked. It won't budge. The clutch doesn't help, putting it in neutral doesn't help. And when I try to start it, it lurches as if I was trying to start it in a high gear.
This happened to me once before, years ago, when i went to go get a bike that had been parked for a few months. it wasn't worth much and i finally just gave up. but this time it was fine when we rolled it onto the truck and this was just a few hours later.
I can't find anybody mentioning this problem anywhere online. I cannot help but feel like i must be really missing something dumb..