So I got off work today and made a beeline for the door. I was going to be out of the parking lot in 30 seconds and get a jump on rush hour.
But it was not to be....
I jumped on the bike and hit the starter. It cranked for a very small fraction of a second and then stopped. I tried it again and the same thing happened. The neutral light would get very dim with the starter button down. It acted like it had water in the jug.
I put it in fifth gear and tried to push it forward. Nothing. I rolled it backward and it moved, after that it would roll forward. I tried the starter and it cranked, but would not start. After some trying and some sputtering, it ran. On the way home it ran like the top it has been every other day but today.
I got no fluid out of the exhaust pipe. No water (no surprise) no gas, coolant, or oil.
When I got home the bike was a little low on oil.