Bummer to hear Don.
Hmmm. Check the battery terminals (doesn't explain sticky hand but then I don't know where your hand has been ).
Check your oil. Is it the same color, and or has it gotten foamy?
Also does the bike over heat (classic head gasket issue)?
I'd also check all the plugs, that's the best read on how the engine is running.
Good luck, keep us posted.
Will check batt terminals.. but everything else is sat - voltage, lights, etc..
Oil - good call.. but if it's a head gasket leak why would oil get foamy? I'm envisioning a gasket blow out between water jacket and combustion cylinder(s), 2 and 3 (would explain both exhaust's being 'sticky')..
No overheat yet, and temp gauge still indicates.. (thinking water is still in the block surrounding sender)
Plugs - yeah, need to do, but pulling even #4 (greatest service loop, put a strain on the cap) - would want to pull the water bar first before pulling the others.. ?
All the plugs look the same? If your running lean should be some white chalky deposits on the effected cylinder
Don, only pulled #4 - the others have really wiring and I'm afraid it will pull the boot out of the wire unless I first pull the water pipe thingie..
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