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Hi guys. Got a small starting prob with the 90 1500. You may rememeber my recent lay down. Since then the bike has still been 100% and i ride it every single day.

However today it wont start. It was parked in the rain for an hour. It started to turn, then i heard a strange sound, and now it wont turn at all. Pressing the starter makes the headlight dim, but nothing else.

Jump start didnt help and alternator is 2 months old. Dont know how old battery is, it came with the bike 6 months ago.

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Where would you start to detrmine a cause?
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That doesn't sound good. Is there any place water could be getting into the air cleaner or motor?
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Take the plugs out and give the starter a short burst with the start button.
I'm with Dennis on water entering the motor.
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That doesn't sound good. Is there any place water could be getting into the air cleaner or motor?
The only place i can think of is some of the rear housing of the timing belts. A small portion of timing belt pulley was exposed (i hadnt replaced it yet) never had a problem after rain before, but this one was pretty hard.

Unless there is someplace that opened up after my accident that i cant see.
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The only place i can think of is some of the rear housing of the timing belts. A small portion of timing belt pulley was exposed (i hadnt replaced it yet) never had a problem after rain before, but this one was pretty hard.

Unless there is someplace that opened up after my accident that i cant see.

Like Trike Lady says, pull the plugs and see. If our suspicions are right, this could ruin the motor, if it already hasn't. Don't keep trying to turn it over.

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Does the starter turn if you jumper from the battery + to the starter?

Advise given here is free and comes with no warranty "Caveat emptor"

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I dont know where the starter is, and i had to leave it at my friends house.

If i ruined it, im gonna kick myself because i have the replacement part in hand.
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The only place i can think of is some of the rear housing of the timing belts. A small portion of timing belt pulley was exposed (i hadnt replaced it yet) never had a problem after rain before, but this one was pretty hard.

Unless there is someplace that opened up after my accident that i cant see.

Like Trike Lady says, pull the plugs and see. If our suspicions are right, this could ruin the motor, if it already hasn't. Don't keep trying to turn it over.
What am i looking for when i pull the plugs?
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What am i looking for when i pull the plugs?
The engine turning over when you press the button and squirting water out of the spark plug holes.

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