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post #1 of 14 Old 06-02-2014, 10:36 PM Thread Starter
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Hard Starting while cold

After close to 2000 miles now I notice that starting the bike in the morning it takes quite a few hits on the starter button for it to start, after the initial start i barely hit the button and it starts. Don't know why it is starting to exhibit this type of behavior...Anyone else having this particular issue? other then that, bike is running great, no isues...

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post #2 of 14 Old 06-02-2014, 10:52 PM
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I have not had a problem with hard starting in colder weather. What are you idling at, and have you tried a little throttle upon starting? I assume you are using premium gas.
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By cold starting I mean the motorcycle is at ambient temperature, here in TX that is 70 degrees in the early morning. The owners manual states that if hard starting is detected, crack throttle 1/8"...Tried that during cranking the engine didn't seem to help.
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Forget about the 1/8". Open the throttle until it starts to fire if it doesn't fire right away.

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mine fIres right as up at the first touch of the button every time so far.

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Here on Ice Planet Hoth, Edmonton - Canada, our summer mornings are typically 43-53 F. The Vee2 has close to 6000 km and fires up right away.

If you're fueling up at multiple stations, it's not the gas. You may need to do some troubleshooting or have the dealer take a look.
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When you turn the key on, you need to wait for the fuel pressure to come up. Maybe you are too quick on the starter. Just a thought.

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By cold starting I mean the motorcycle is at ambient temperature, here in TX that is 70 degrees in the early morning.
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A brand new bike? it should just start. No need for throttle. It may mean that your fuel pump is not maintaining pressure and is leaking down (back?). Or it's not producing instant pressure as it should. Anyhoo...not right. get er in to the shop.
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Really folks, in warm weather, especially if the bike has a evaporative emissions control canister, fuel vapor can get into the intakes. Opening the throttle clears it right up.

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