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Killed my new bike? Stressed out and panicking now
« on: Jun 09, 2021, 05:06 PM »
I can't believe what I've done  :5:
I spent every penny I had and a bit more on my new (to me) bike, and to save a few quid decided to have a go at an oil change myself - not knowing if it's been done before. Even though I barely know the right end of a spanner, I'm desperate to learn the basics.
Now I'm just desperate.
Chatting away to my neighbour as I removed the fairing, I went and undone the wrong bolt. I assume it's something to do with the gearbox side of things, but as soon as I realised what I've done, I knew the damage was done.
So, the offending bolt is this one ...



So, after starting the engine, selecting 1st gear, bike stalls. Some of you would have known that, and it's you that I'm praying can help me?
Can anyone tell me what I've done so that I can get along to a mechanic somewhere and explain to them?
No crunching / grinding sounds were heard, just the clunk of engine stalling. Maybe it's just serious and not terminal?
I've decided that oil changes / topping up coolant and changing brake pads are way too advanced for me, and I'm better of riding the damn thing to a garage every time.

Any help appreciated ...


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Re: Killed my new bike? Stressed out and panicking now
« Reply #1 on: Jun 09, 2021, 05:11 PM »
You did make sure the side stand was up didn't you, other wise the bike will stall as soon as you select 1 at gear?😁

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Re: Killed my new bike? Stressed out and panicking now
« Reply #2 on: Jun 09, 2021, 05:26 PM »
I don't have the 650 Versys now, downsized to the x300 Versys, if you Google Cradley Kawasaki they have excellent exploded diagrams for
Kawasaki bikes under their parts section, when I've had a quick look it looks like the bolt you indicate is the oil pressure switch which would not
affect the bike if you simply put it back where it was.
Hope this helps and any guru,'s on here correct me if I'm wrong.
Good luck & ride safe.😁 Harry.
« Last Edit: Jun 09, 2021, 05:27 PM by gushud »

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Re: Killed my new bike? Stressed out and panicking now
« Reply #3 on: Jun 09, 2021, 06:08 PM »
I'd plump for a disconnection of, or trapping of the wire to, or sticky, side stand switch also as a first port of call. have a look in that area.

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Re: Killed my new bike? Stressed out and panicking now
« Reply #4 on: Jun 09, 2021, 06:23 PM »
Panic no more 😁

That bolt is one of many that holds the crank case 1/2 together. If you just undid it then replaced it and have done it up tight again then there will be no problem 😎

The stalling issue is something else like has been mentioned before 😎
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Re: Killed my new bike? Stressed out and panicking now
« Reply #5 on: Jun 09, 2021, 06:30 PM »
My money is on putting the bike in gear with the side stand down.

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Re: Killed my new bike? Stressed out and panicking now
« Reply #6 on: Jun 09, 2021, 06:45 PM »
Thats what mechanic panic does to us..... I feel it and am trying to learn to take deep breaths and say "that's interesting" instead... The first time i tried to "fix" mine i spent 20 minutes stressed that it wouldnt start, until I realised that id knocked the kill switch off........
« Last Edit: Jun 09, 2021, 06:55 PM by runtothehills »
Sometimes it takes a winding road to get your head straight.

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Re: Killed my new bike? Stressed out and panicking now
« Reply #7 on: Jun 09, 2021, 07:17 PM »
Wow guys, I love you all!
I'm so embarrassed, I'm thinking of rejoining under a new name and starting afresh.

That phrase "mechanic panic" is gonna stick in my mind forever, it's exactly what happened to me today. I was halfway through cutting the grass in an attempt to take my mind off telling swmbo what I'd done, when I thought I'd check for a reply. As soon as I saw 'kickstand I let out a little cheer, and ran to the bike. Of course it was the kickstand, thank you all.

I think 'mechanic panic' could be my new user name  :012: Well done @runtothehills, you have given me a new monika!

Seriously, thank you all again.

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Re: Killed my new bike? Stressed out and panicking now
« Reply #8 on: Jun 09, 2021, 07:30 PM »
*Originally Posted by runtothehills [+]
Thats what mechanic panic does to us..... I feel it and am trying to learn to take deep breaths and say "that's interesting" instead... The first time i tried to "fix" mine i spent 20 minutes stressed that it wouldnt start, until I realised that id knocked the kill switch off........

Now that kill switch is something I puzzled over for twenty minutes one day while servicing the V, what a relief when in was just a simple
senior moment ( me being the simple senior).

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Re: Killed my new bike? Stressed out and panicking now
« Reply #9 on: Jun 09, 2021, 07:46 PM »
Great news Shepherd. We've all been there.