Ha. Don't know if you're being sarcastic, but Honda had them check the spark, and while they had the covers off for the valves he said he checked to be sure the "compression lever" was not sticking. It was not. I asked if he did a compression and leak out test. He has not yet.Inline spark and compression lever? Nice
Thatd be my guess on the 'compression lever' too. Maybe they used the term inline spark as they used an inline tester? Sure, thats the proper way to do it, but pulling it out and holding it on the block works just as well. (or get a pulse tachometer https://www.amazon.com/Oppama-Pulse-Engine-Tachometer-PET-1000R/dp/B008G47NHU, super nice for checking speed, as well as spark)I was being sarcastic, the dealer may have checked the ignition and checked the decompression assembly on the camshaft but if the dealer used the exact terms "inline spark" and "compression lever" I think you should find another dealer
Don't sweat it. I'm anal too, but I've slowly learned to not worry about the little things too much. If your bike is running good, then don't worry about it.Should I be concerned that they monkeyed with my valve adjustment to check the "decompression lever" or whatever and then set valves back? Is that pretty easy to get right? How often would the valves likely need to be adjusted anyway on this bike? I'm anal, and would have preferred no covers have been taken off, but oh well.....
i hope I didn't cause any other damage by running with that unattached hose...Don't sweat it. I'm anal too, but I've slowly learned to not worry about the little things too much. If your bike is running good, then don't worry about it.
I'm no mechanic in any sense of the word, but a long time ago I changed the plugs on my F4i. Bike was running fine, but I had a lot of miles on it and figured I'd changed them. Bike wouldn't run after that. Couldn't figure it out. It was a biatch to get to the center plugs, so I thought maybe I messed up. Put it in the truck and took it to a mechanic buddy. Told him everything I did, which was literally change the plugs. He put the old plugs back in and it ran fine again. So I took my new plugs back and traded them for another set. Bike ran like a champ. I just got bad plugs somehow someway. I have no idea how or what, but something about 1 or more wouldn't let my bike run.
Theory is the disconnected hose, which could have been disconnected for first 120 miles (not sure), could have caused a lean condition which burned the plug. Oh well, running like a champ now.....whats odd is it just went bad. that's extremely unusual. Glad it worked out. Ive seen new ones bad out of box but never like that. Learned something . good deal.