Also trouble starting my motorcycle.
I'm riding a Yamaha Fazer 1000cc from 2003. Up until now it always started but often after 2-3 tries. (Last big maintenance: 1.5 months ago)
Now yesterday my motorcycle died on me in the middle of the street. I wasn't far yet so I could push back the bike but I'd prefer this not happening when I'm 100 km out.
I started my motorcycle normally. It was the first night freezing over here, so I put the choke full on and started the engine. First go, engine started turning, let it run for about a minute while sorting my gear and then left. Three streets further I was standing in front of the traffic lights and the engine started revving up to about 3500 rpm. A choke is a bit from before my time so I didn't think about reducing the choke to bring down the rpm. Instead I shut down the bike (these traffic lights take a long long long time to turn green). Once they turned green my bike wouldn't start anymore. First times it cranked and coughed once or twice but then nothing. Of course I was in the middle of the street stressing, so I kept trying until the battery eventually died.
In the afternoon I went to buy a trickle charger to charge my battery but I couldn't get my bike started anymore. Everytime the same thing: crank, 1 cough, nothing.
Now I don't know what to do. Should I wait a bit for warmer weahter to try and start it? Should I keep trying?
I'm technical but I don't know anything about motorcycles so any guidance would be appreciated!
And a side question: what to do in the situation I described. Keep trying to start it until the battery is empty? Alternatives?
Have a nice Sunday!