Hi I'm hoping someone can help. I'm new to this forum but searched for my problem to no avail. I purchased the 2001 vstar 1100 last year. Everything was fine. Then lost my crank shaft bolt which destroyed the stator so I replaced it and got the bike running good again. Road a couple hundred miles. Everything was fine. Parked it and it sat for a month. Started it up just fine. Let it warm up as maintenance and turned it off. Two weeks later tried to start it amd it just cranks forever.
So here's where we are at.
I removed the carbs and checked pilots and main jets. Not clogged and float bowls were full.
I hear fuel pump whine for a few seconds when kill switch turned on. Gas is pumping fine.
Fuel switch on.
Charged battery on maintainer. Crank crank crank... nothing ...
pull plugs. Both have spark. Replace them anyway.
Check pickup coil.. 217 ohms..
headlight comes on with key
Try with "choke on full or half" get multiple gunshots backfire boom boom boom boom. Bit wont start.. (just scares the crap out of my kids hahaha)
Choke off. No backfires no start.
Check kickstand switch. Open when down closed when up...
Feel for suction at air intake.. has suction...
Air gas spark......what am I missing?!