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5 cranks to get it started this morning

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haybunch
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5 cranks to get it started this morning

Post by haybunch on Mon 24 Sep 2018, 6:45 am

is this normal? it's usually difficult to start when it's cold or if it has been raining.. only have this issue when i first start in the day . oik, air filter, plugs are all new. bike runs sweet though
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teamster1975
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Re: 5 cranks to get it started this morning

Post by teamster1975 on Mon 24 Sep 2018, 12:10 pm

It can happen on occasion, especially if the bike hasn't been used for a couple of days. I wouldn't worry about it, my CB certainly takes a few cranks when it's cold.
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haybunch
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Re: 5 cranks to get it started this morning

Post by haybunch on Mon 24 Sep 2018, 6:27 pm

@teamster1975 wrote:It can happen on occasion, especially if the bike hasn't been used for a couple of days. I wouldn't worry about it, my CB certainly takes a few cranks when it's cold.


ok thanks. what is the correct starting procedure? i put the choke on and open the throttle a bit and then crank it..
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Re: 5 cranks to get it started this morning

Post by teamster1975 on Mon 24 Sep 2018, 7:00 pm

I think you've got it spot on Smile
Every bike is different, some need choke, others will start every time without any. All depends on needle wear and adjustment, perished carb rubbers etc.
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haybunch
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Re: 5 cranks to get it started this morning

Post by haybunch on Mon 24 Sep 2018, 8:33 pm

my 125 doesnt have trouble starting in the cold but i think it's cause the carb is adjusted to run rich.. or the idle screw is set to fast.. i wouldnt even dare touch my carbs, it was a pain in the ass adjusting 1 carburettor. i dont even want to imagine having to deal with 2! still, one of the reasons i didnt choose a 4 cyl bike
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Re: 5 cranks to get it started this morning

Post by burudis on Thu 27 Sep 2018, 10:52 am

if after hot starts always right, you can suspect dirt in the starter system
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Re: 5 cranks to get it started this morning

Post by liverpool_f_ on Thu 27 Sep 2018, 7:30 pm

It's probably a case of your battery aging a bit. I was able to start my bike after it sat for 2 months when my battery was new. Now, after one week sitting, it requires a bit of encouragement. Probably a sign that the battery is still fine but nearing the end of its life.

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