Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Grand Prairie, TX
Hard starting when bike has been running a while
Just like the title says. Started it up this morning and rode 4 blocks to the gas station. Filled up and it started right up. Went to the bank about a mile away. Came out about 5 minutes later and again started right up. Rode on the highway for about 15 miles, stopped and came back in about 10 minutes and it would turn over, but not start. After about 15 minutes of randomly trying, it finally kicked over like there was never a problem. Had this problem before, and first thought was something to do with the intake. All lines are good, no cracks on the boots. No big problem when I ride to work as I don't stop till I get there, then come back out 10 hours later.
If it were a 2 stroke, I'd wonder about the top end needing redone. But it's not, and it only has just over 23k on the motor.
Next thought was the valves, but it seems like it would be hard to start all the time if that was it.
I've got fire and spark, so I'm thinking it's the carbs. Really hoping someone knows a simple fix rather than taking the carbs off. Major PITA, and the wife has a to do list about a mile long so the quicker I can fix it, the better.
Global warming? So what if my kids never see a polar bear. I never saw a dinosaur and I'm ok.