Sounds like a fuel problem if it sputtered .dansdad said:thanks for the replies...
anyway, after pyushing the bike a half mile back to the garage i hooked it up to the battery tender and it said that it was almost fully charged...fuses good too...a few moments before it died though the bike ran like it was dying ...sputtered a coupl of times
You should remove it, clean the crap out of it, clean the hell out of where it attaches to the frame, and make sure it's good and tight. both the positive and negative cables, both sides of the cable, and the battery posts themselves. use water and baking soda powder and water mixed into a paste and a hard bristled tooth brush or other suitable device to clean everything. use a wire brush to freshen up all the surfaces. after words put a protective coating over the terminals to help prevent future corrosion.dansdad said:thanks fog...so I can just make sure that it is securely screwed on to any part of the frame and that should be good enough? when i looked earlier it went under the left side and then looks like towards the front under the carbs
Not wanting to rev sounds like a jizzed up pilot jet. Depending on the nature of the engine death, it could be a few things from fuel to mechanical/electrical. A clogged Cap vent will prevent fuel from flowing down the lines, debris in the fuel line can clog the inlet into a carb, petcock malfunctions... electrical shorts or varying degrees.dansdad said:stuff like sometimes not wanting to rev, dying for no reason or sputtering.