About a month ago my dad rode his '02 DRZ400S to go pick up his truck that had been serviced. Like always, he loaded the bike in the bed and brought it home. He pushed the bike into his garage and left it there for a week or so. When he brough it out, it refused to start. It would turn over as well as ever but would not hit. I will spare you the details of what he and I did over the next three weeks trying to trouble shoot it but it involved a carb clean and a new Ricky stator (there was a point in time when we weren't getting a spark)
We finally gave up and took it to a good friend of ours that had more time working on bikes that both of us put together and doubled. He checked everything over again and couldn't see any reason for it to not start. So, as a last ditch effort he tried to push start it. It fired right up and all is well again.
So, as best I can figure the ride in the back of the truck caused something to happen carb-wise. I have heard of and seen first hand where folks would trailer a bike to ride and it would be a b!tch to start. I guess I didn't realize that this was happening to us too.
Who out here has had that happen to them and what do you all think I could/should do to prevent it in the future?
For the record, I have trailered my KLR several times to far away campgrounds and riding areas and I have trailered this same DRZ several times too but this has never happened to me.
(and the easy answer is to not trailer but feel free to suggest it again )