I have a 2005 Yamaha R6. Forgive me for sounding rude...but it's not the kickstand or anything else simple (besides, the R6 will start with the kickstand down). It's probably something more serious. Like I said, it has a full tank of gas, the battery is fine, the spark is also fine. My friends' guesses is that it has something to do with what No Worries and Jeeps84 was saying, maybe my engine locking up (maybe because of cold weather?) or some starter/ignition problem. Yes, my bike is normal up until I hit the ignition button. After the engine cut-off switch is on, then I hit the starter button, the engine sounds like it is grinding and screaching and struggling to fire up. I will take it to the dealer since it is under warranty (though now I have to spend money to tow my bike there!), but I like to get an idea of what the problem could be and see if my friends and I could fix it before I take it to the dealer, since I'm pretty sure that the warranty doesn't help me to pay for getting my bike to the dealer.
Last edited by kem; 12-18-2005 at 04:42 PM.