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i had my 1977 GL1000 in storage for the past couple of months and had it fully serviced and new timing belts fitted before i put it away for the winter, i purchased a new battery and had it fired up and running there last week then, at the weekend went to fire it up again and she ran for a few seconds about 30 seconds and then died, then i let hersit for a few minutes and went to restart the there was a huge bang from the engine ? any idea what happened ? i'm afraid to go starting again incase i do more damage
 

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Sounds like a backfire due to lack of fuel in the chamber ?
 

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:waving:Hello and Welcome . I am sorry to hear of the problems . I would pull the plugs and then remove the cap on the alternator cover ...left rear side of engine . I think it uses a 17mm wrench . Inside that cap is a bolt head which can be used to turn the engine , be sure to turn it only in the clockwise direction . If it turns , rotate the engine thru several times . IF you find no resistance then I would try to take compression readings . I am thinking possibly a valve stuck open and was struck by the piston :(, though I hope thats not the case for you .



Ahh reread your post and seeing its a 77 , you could use your kick start lever to turn the engine .
 

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i'll try starting again when i get home,,, i have a full tank and had the fuel tap opened and i turned the trottle a couple of times and choke out,,
 

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dont have the kick start, but will check your option out tomorrow when i get home, i dont like the sound of a stuck valve sounds expensive, thanks again
 
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