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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 12-14-2010, 07:31 PM Thread Starter
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Talking Starting issues

Recently I have been having problems with getting my bike started, it turns over fine and has plenty of spark but it struggles to start and if its cold out it wont start at all.
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Recently I have been having problems with getting my bike started, it turns over fine and has plenty of spark but it struggles to start and if its cold out it wont start at all.
Mine is a pita too start cold. I turn mine to prime wait for a few seconds, crank for5 seconds. Turn to on, then half choke then crank. She then will fire then stall. I then wait 5 or so seconds then crank on her again it will fire then I slowly crack some throttle then run full choke and let her warm up a few mins slowly dialing less and less choke........ I was starting mine with air temps in the teens when I rode her to work.. all I know is the is the worst carbed anything to start I have ever owned!

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Recently I have been having problems with getting my bike started, it turns over fine and has plenty of spark but it struggles to start and if its cold out it wont start at all.
Do you have a AGM battery?

If not, there's your likely solution.

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Amen to the agm batt. The old wet cell sucked even in the summer.........

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I just put a new battery in it, however it is a wet cell battery. I dont think its the battery, it acts like something else but im not sure exactly what. I did knock out the baffles and adjust the air fuel screws like everyone on this sight explained and its gotten alot worse.
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Cool The Air Fuel Supply Adjustment

Your trouble probably is the air fuel supply setting. If you have changed the back presure much you need to rejet or mess more with the settings to make it easy to start.
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Should I back the screws out or screw them in?
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I just put a new battery in it, however it is a wet cell battery. I dont think its the battery, it acts like something else but im not sure exactly what. I did knock out the baffles and adjust the air fuel screws like everyone on this sight explained and its gotten alot worse.
Are you using the choke? Wet cells, even new ones do not like the cold.


You put in new plugs? Most here favor the iridiums...

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Here is a recommended MF-AGM battery. You can usually find similar batteries locally.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Deka-...item3eee173adb

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Well if I use the choke it wont even try to start but if I just crank it over as soon as it catches just a little I roll back the throttle until it starts and then I apply the choke. It has new NGK plugs however they arent the iridiums .
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