Originally Posted by Don in Lodi
That was a "clear flood" trick you used. I dunno, is it possible the injectors were letting fuel through while you fiddled with the broken electrical? Does the pump stay on till the battery is dead? Probably don't want to just sit there with the key on any more. That was definitely a flooding scenario you described.
Why would a modern bike flood like that? Admittedly, I've had a similar thing happen before when I started the bike successfully but it died when I put it into first because the sidestand was still down (doh). Crank it over and it would not start, but go WOT and crank it and it starts right away. I didn't try this this time because it never started the first time. Again, why would a modern bike flood like that on first start?