Engine locked...Help !!
Help!! Just got into sledding. Bought '97 xlt touring(under 400 miles, very nice) and '95 indy 500 trail 2-up with 1400 miles, also very nice. They have always been stored inside, with gas conditioner added after each season. Have not been used in 2 years. Upon getting them off the trailer(they are BIG) I find that the engine is locked on the 500. They were both running fine when last loaded. I removed the plugs to lube the cyl's and they are clean, smooth and look great. I removed the 10mm plug in crankcase and got a LOT of fuel- it was not as if it were normal gas- it seemed a bit heavier?? Found the fuel shut off was 'on'. I have worked a polaris atv single cyl...I'm thinking the crank bearings are where it might be siezed ?? Does this engine have a main bearing between cyls ? I dont think the fuel in crankcase would have been up to th ebearings..Thinking of removing engine to pursue this issue unless I can get it loosened up easily. I'm not in a hurry as I intend to do whatever service they need before use- which I know nothing about, yet, other that what I've read here and other places. Thanks for your help. Tony