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post #1 of 10 Old 09-25-2013, 11:15 AM Thread Starter
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Had trouble getting it to start this morning....

I backed the bike out of the garage like normal this wet morning and went to push the start button and it took a couple second before it fired up, and it was running as if the choke was off, and then died after about 10 seconds. I tried again, for a couple seconds of cranking, and it wasn't starting. Although it sounded like it was trying. I pushed it back into the garage out of the rain and started looking around was thinking a spark plug wire came loose or something, but it all looked fine. I double checked the oil, which was whithin the marks, but on the lower end, so I added a touch more oil. Then cranked it again, letting it crank a little longer and it fired up, but again sounded like it was running with no choke. I let it idle and get fairly warm before trusting it out on the way to work, rev'd it and seemed fine once it had a bar on the temp gauge.

It has always fired right up (except when I pull the tank and disconnect fuel, then it takes an extra half second). I changed the oil over the weekend and did not ride Monday, Tuesday, or over the weekend. I did run it after changing the oil though, and it ran as usual.

Ideas? I'll go out and try it once it cools down.

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post #2 of 10 Old 09-25-2013, 12:29 PM
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wish i could help. mine didn't fire the other day until i cracked the throttle about 1/4. continued on fine.
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post #3 of 10 Old 09-25-2013, 12:43 PM
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I don't remember where it was posted, and couldn't find it. But I remember reading somewhere if the bike has been cranked and cutoff(only ran very briefly) then somehow it does something screwy with the fuel pump, and you basically have to give the bike throttle to crank the next time.

I experienced this myself not long ago, and remembered reading the thread, so gave it a little gas, and she started right up. Did you possibly crank it briefly right before you parked it?
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I had changed the oil and ran it for several minutes Saturday. That was the last time since Friday.

Friday was the commute home, so it had been ridden for around 30 minutes or so.

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I've said this often. If the engine doesn't fire right away, open the throttle until it does. Excess fuel can get into the intakes from evaporation, an unusual shut down or a few less common reasons. Just keep opening the throttle until the right amount of additional air is added to the mix for the engine to fire. BTW, chokes do not exist on fuel injected engines.

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Could be a simple rich shut down causing a hic up. My FJR would actually flood in cold wet weather sometimes on start up, you just opened the throttle and cleared it out till it went varoom.. Stinkin fuel injection... :mrgreen:
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I've said this often. If the engine doesn't fire right away, open the throttle until it does. Excess fuel can get into the intakes from evaporation, an unusual shut down or a few less common reasons. Just keep opening the throttle until the right amount of additional air is added to the mix for the engine to fire. BTW, chokes do not exist on fuel injected engines.
I know about the choke, was just using it as an example. Sounded like attempting to start my KLX250 when the engine is cold. That thing takes about 30 to 45 seconds of playing with the choke and throttle to get it running.

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Go refill the fuel tank with known-good gas.

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I know about the choke, was just using it as an example.
Aha, a case of using a definite article when an indefinite article should have been used. "A choke" could have been used as an example but "the choke" implied it exists on your bike.

Oh well. I still have over an hour to kill before picking up my wife at the airport.

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Go refill the fuel tank with known-good gas.
I usually ride daily, so fuel is always fresh, from chevron.

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